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The home page for Parliament’s select committees, where you can find out about their current and past business. Select committees are small groups of MPs that examine Parliamentary business in detail. They conduct investigations, consider submissions and advice, and advise the House on issues. Only a small percentage of bills considered by committees reach the Senate floor.

Congressional Republicans and Democrats tapped Thompson to lead the panel investigating domestic extremism after the Jan. 6 riots at the Capitol. The 74-year-old lawmaker sees his work on the committee as an extension of his career-long struggle for civil rights. He hopes to help expose the roots of domestic violence and its links to white supremacy.

Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, is one of the most outspoken members of Congress in a Democratic caucus that is divided over her fervent opposition to Trump. Her unrelenting criticism of the former president has landed her censure from her party and led to Republican leaders trying to drive her out of politics.

Schiff has a background as a federal prosecutor that gives him the ability to frame his issues and go toe-to-toe with Republicans rhetorically. He has pushed back against suggestions that his work on the committee is partisan and an abuse of Congress’ investigative powers.

Murphy is one of two lame-duck lawmakers seated on the committee. Like Kinzinger, she cited an onslaught of threats to her family in announcing that she would not seek another term. She has taken a less Trump-focused approach to her work on the committee, zeroing in on the impact his efforts could have on election integrity and voter enfranchisement.