congressapi / committees.getList

committees.getList gets a list of all committees for a given chamber along with their subcommittees

Parameters

  • chamber: House, Senate, or Joint

Return Value

List of all committees in the specified chamber with their subcommittees (but not memberships due to size of response).

Example Calls

committees.getList?chamber=Joint

{"response": {"committees": [
    {"committee": {"chamber": "Joint", "id": "JSEC", "name": "Joint Economic Committee"}}, 
    {"committee": {"chamber": "Joint", "id": "JSPR", "name": "Joint Committee on Printing"}}, 
    {"committee": {"chamber": "Joint", "id": "JSTX", "name": "Joint Committee on Taxation"}}, 
    {"committee": {"chamber": "Joint", "id": "JSLC", "name": "Joint Committee on the Library"}}
]}}

committees.getList.xml?chamber=Senate

<response>
    <committees>
    <committee><chamber>Senate</chamber><id>SSRA</id><name>Senate Committee on Rules and Administration</name></committee>
    <committee><chamber>Senate</chamber><id>SSEV</id><name>Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works</name>
        <subcommittees>
            <committee><chamber>Senate</chamber><id>SSEV_kid</id><name>Subcommittee on Children's Health</name></committee>
            <committee><chamber>Senate</chamber><id>SSEV_air</id><name>Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety</name></committee>
            <committee><chamber>Senate</chamber><id>SSEV_grn</id><name>Subcommittee on Green Jobs and the New Economy</name></committee> 
            <committee><chamber>Senate</chamber><id>SSEV_osi</id><name>Subcommittee on Oversight</name></committee>
            <committee><chamber>Senate</chamber><id>SSEV_tox</id><name>Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health</name></committee>  
<committee><chamber>Senate</chamber><id>SSEV_trn</id><name>Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure</name></committee> <committee><chamber>Senate</chamber><id>SSEV_wwf</id><name>Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife</name></committee> </subcommittees> </committee> ... </committees> </response>