Capital Building

Senate Committee on Finance

Committee Background

Year Established


Key Issues

Taxation; debt; customs; foreign trade; Social Security, Medicaid, Medicare


Bonded debt of the United States; customs, collection districts, and ports of entry and delivery; deposit of public monies; general revenue sharing; social security, and health programs under the Social Security Act, such as Medicare, Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF); reciprocal trade agreements; revenue measures generally; tariffs and import quotas; transportation of dutiable goods; taxation and oversight of the Internal Revenue Service

Committee Leadership

Chair Orrin Hatch (R - UT)
Ranking Mem. Ron Wyden (D - OR)
Ranking Member

Vital Stats

Budget Authorization


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