This is a complete list of U.S. congressional committees (standing committees and select or special committees) that are currently operating in the United States Senate. Senators can be a member of more than one committee. As of 2013, there are 92 senate committees, 16 standing committees with 72 subcommittees and 4 non-standing committees
US Senate: Committee Assignments of the 113th Congress
all current senators and the committees on which they serve.
US House: Committee Assignments of the 113th Congress
Some of the Committee’s have no fewer than 5 subcommittee’s. For instance: The US House Committee for Energy and Commerce has 6 subcommittee’s.
FAQ’a from the Office of the Clerk US House of Representatives:
*Note: I couldn’t find the annual cost of Congress or the Committee’s and subcommittee’s. I suppose it’s buried in the US Budget somewhere. However, I did find the website where Legistorm has a listing of staff of Congress and their salaries by name and by Committee. For instance the Committee for Energy and Commerce is lists for 2014- $4,488,796 which is for staff salaries for aides only. It didn’t include other fixed costs such as furniture, utilities, electronic equipment, etc.
When you add the cost of their offices, benefits both for the elected and staff, utilities, franking privileges, general cost of Congressional buildings, maintenance, maintenance personnel, dining and probably more, the Cost of Congress is heading into the billions.
It does make one wonder if the return of the kind of governing is worth it and that Congress should make more of an effort at doing their own efficiency and cost cutting instead of saying others should.