Committee Information


Are the Committee's hearings open to the public?
Yes, except rare instances where specifically designated otherwise.
How can I obtain the phone number or email address of a Committee staff member?
Disbributing personal data is the perogative of the individual staff member.  The Committee office cannot distribute such information.
Who is the Chairman of the Committee? Who is the Ranking Minoirty Member?

Senator Richard C. Shelby (R-AL) is the Chairman of the Committee.

Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) is the Ranking Member of the Committee.

Where can I obtain Committee publications?

Bills, Reports and Public Laws:

  • In Person, or by Mail:  Senate Document Room, SH-B04 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC  20510-7106

Hearings and Committee Reports:

  • In Person:  Room SD-G06 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510-6075
  • By Fax:  202-228-0017
  • By Mail:  Document Clerk, Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, Room SD-534 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC  20510-6075

Note:  When requesting hearings and reports by mail or by fax, please make sure to reference the hearing or report number.  Example:  S. Hrg. 105-152

How can I obtain the prepared statement of a witness who has appeared before the Committee?
Prepared testimony of witnesses appearing before the Committee are posted to the Committee's website according to the date of the hearing, and may be downloaded at no charge.
How can I obtain a transcript of Committee Hearings?

Transcripts of hearings may be viewed in draft form by visiting the Committee office, but cannot be distributed until they have been officially published by the U.S. Government Printing Office.  Upon publication, hearing transcipts will be posted to the Committee's website; transcripts of bill mark-ups are not published.  Hard copies of Committee hearings and Committee prints are also available to the public without charge.

Requests to the Committee for publications should be accompanied by a self-addressed adhesive label (no telephone requests for mailing) and should be directed to:

Document Clerk, Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, 534 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC  20510-6075

The Committee does not and can not maintain a permanent mailing list.  Documents are distributed on an individual basis until supplies are exhausted.  In general, most Committee publications (hearings, reports to accompany legislation, and conference reports) are available on a loan basis from the Library of Congress in Washington, DC or at Government Depository Libraries located throughout the United States.  Certain publications of the Committee may also be obtained from the U.S. Government Printing Office for a minimal charge.  Additionally, legislation and reports to accompany legislation may be accessed via the Library of Congress THOMAS website.

Why can't I get a copy of a hearing transcript immediately after the hearing?

The "raw" hearing transcripts are not to be used for quotation or citation.  Hearing transcripts are available for review at the Committee's main office, during regular business hours, but copying of transcripts is not permitted.

Where is the Committee located?

534 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC  20510  (202) 224-7391

The Dirksen Building is located at the corner of 1st Street and Constitution Avenue, NE.