Committee Assignments

Senator Josh Hawley is proud to represent Missouri on four critical Senate committees. On these committees, Senator Hawley will take on the important work of confirming conservative judges to the U.S. Supreme Court and courts across the nation, overseeing national security, fighting for American energy independence, and protecting small businesses from big government overreach.

Senator Hawley currently serves on the Senate Committees on the Judiciary; Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs; Energy and Natural Resources; and Small Business and Entrepreneurship.


The Committee on the Judiciary is one of the oldest, most influential committees in the Senate. As a member of the committee, Senator Hawley will give Missourians a seat at the table in some of the biggest issues before Congress such as overseeing the nomination process of Supreme Court Justices as well as federal judges on the circuit and district courts. The Committee on the Judiciary has jurisdiction over many issues that shape the American legal system including crime, antitrust, civil liberties, immigration, bankruptcy, and constitutional law.

Senator Hawley serves as ranking member on the Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law. He also sits on the Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust, and Consumer Rights; the Subcommittee on Federal Courts, Oversight, Agency Action, and Federal Rights; as well as the Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law.

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Senator Hawley’s number one priority is to ensure Congress does the absolute most it can to serve the hardworking people of Missouri, and the first steps in doing so involve keeping families safe and spending their tax dollars wisely. On the chief oversight committee of the Senate, Senator Hawley has the opportunity to do just that. The Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee has jurisdiction over matters related to the Department of Homeland Security and other homeland security concerns, as well as the functioning of the government itself, including the National Archives, budget and accounting measures other than appropriations, the Census, the federal civil service, the affairs of the District of Columbia, and the United States Postal Service.

Senator Hawley also sits on the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.

Energy and Natural Resources

Senator Hawley believes that energy independence is paramount to our national security. Serving on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Senator Hawley will fight for an energy agenda that unleashes American energy production and lowers energy prices for Missouri families. The Energy and Natural Resources committee has jurisdiction over the development of our Nation’s abundant energy resources including public lands, surface mining, federal coal, oil, and gas leasing, and water resources.

Senator Hawley serves as ranking member on the Subcommittee on Energy.

Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Senator Hawley is proud to represent Missouri’s small businesses on the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. The committee oversees matters related to the Small Business Administration and also has the responsibility of researching and investigating all problems holding small businesses back.