The U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs is one of twenty Senate committees tasked with conducting Senate business related to specialized areas of legislative interest. Under the Committee’s jurisdiction include banks, banking and financial institutions, export controls, money and credit, including currency and coinage, and urban development and urban mass transit.
With jurisdiction over banking policy, the Senate Banking Committee has jurisdiction over executive compensation and corporate governance issues in the Senate. The Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance, and Investment is the subcommittee which deals specifically with the SEC and securities-related issues, including executive compensation.
In the 115th Congress, Republicans enjoy a slim 13-12 majority over Democrats on the Committee. Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) serves as the Committee’s Chairman with Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) serving as Ranking Member.