Committee Assignments

Finance

The Senate Finance Committee oversees policies on critical issues that impact Nevadans including: taxes, trade and tariffs, Social Security, health care such as Medicare, Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), child welfare, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) and other important programs that support and strengthen Nevada seniors, families and workers.

Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

The Banking Committee oversees legislation in areas including, but not limited to: banking, monetary policy, insurance, financial markets, securities, housing, community development and mass transit, international trade and finance, and economic policy. The Banking Committee also works to protect consumers in areas such as credit card, housing, and financial rates.

Energy and Natural Resources

The Energy Committee oversees legislation and policy relating to: energy resources and development, including regulation, conservation, strategic petroleum reserves and appliance standards; nuclear energy; Indian affairs; public lands and their renewable resources; surface mining, Federal coal, oil, and gas, other mineral leasing; territories and insular possessions; and water resources.

Indian Affairs

The Indian Affairs Committee oversees policy and legislation related to American Indians. These issues include, but are not limited to, Indian education, economic development, land management, trust responsibilities, health care, and claims against the United States. Additionally, all legislation proposed by Members of the Senate that specifically pertains to American Indians, Native Hawaiians, or Alaska Natives.

Rules and Administration

The Rules Committee oversees the rules and procedures within the Federal and Legislative government branches. The Committee has jurisdiction over federal elections, including the qualifications and credentials of Senators, contested elections, oversight of the Federal Election Commission and the Election Assistance Commission. The Committee oversees Senate procedures, rules, and buildings, and leads the planning of the Presidential Inauguration at the Capitol through the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies.