The United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) generally considers matters relating to these issues. Its jurisdiction extends beyond these issues to include several more specific areas, as defined by Senate rules.
Jurisdictional areas 
Members, 113th Congress 
The chairman of the committee is Democrat Tom Harkin of Iowa, and the Ranking Member is Republican Lamar Alexander of Tennessee.
- Tom Harkin, Iowa, Chairman
- Barbara Mikulski, Maryland
- Patty Murray, Washington
- Bernie Sanders, Vermont
- Bob Casey, Jr., Pennsylvania
- Kay Hagan, North Carolina
- Al Franken, Minnesota
- Michael Bennet, Colorado
- Sheldon Whitehouse, Rhode Island
- Tammy Baldwin, Wisconsin
- Chris Murphy, Connecticut
- Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts
- Lamar Alexander, Tennessee, Ranking Member
- Mike Enzi, Wyoming
- Richard Burr, North Carolina
- Johnny Isakson, Georgia
- Rand Paul, Kentucky
- Orrin Hatch, Utah
- Pat Roberts, Kansas
- Lisa Murkowski, Alaska
- Mark Kirk, Illinois
- Tim Scott, South Carolina
Source: 2013 Congressional Record, Vol. 159, Page S296 to 297
Defunct subcommittees 
The committee has had other notable subcommittees in the past, such as:
- the Subcommittee on Migratory Labor during the 1950s through 1970s.
- the Subcommittee on Health and Scientific Research during the 1970s.
Education 1869–1870 
Education and Labor, 1884–1947 
Labor and Public Welfare, 1947–1977 
Human Resources, 1977–1979 
Labor and Human Resources, 1979–1999 
Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, 1999–present 
See also 
- ^ Sanders is an independent, but caucuses with the Democrats.
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