Standing Committee Permanent groups that specialize in a certain topic House has 19 standing committees Senate has 16 standing committees Each committee has both Democrats and Republicans in it. Some standing committees are divided further into subcommittees
Select Committees Temporary committees Formed to study one specific issue Organized crime Hunger Complaintsof small business owners
Joint Committee Members from both the House and Senate Can be temporary or permanent Do not deal directly with bills Study groups Examples: Joint economic committee Joint committee on printing Joint committee on the Library of Congress
Conference Committee Temporary committee Set up to resolve differences between two versions of a bill Members from both house and senate
Prestigious Committees House RulesCommittee Ways and Means Committee Appropriations Committee Senate ForeignRelations Committee Finance Committee Appropriations Committee
Committee Assignments andLeadership Each committee has a chairperson Makes key decisions within their committee Used to be decided by seniority Now committee chairpersons cannot serve more than 3 terms Members of congress may request to be placed on certain committees
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