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  • 1. THE ORGANIZATION OF CONGRESS Congressional Committees
  • 2. Purposes of CommitteesO Divide the work among many small groupsO Determine which bills are considered furtherO Help the public learn about important issues
  • 3. Kinds of CommitteesO Standing Committees O Deal with permanent issues O Economy, Education, National SecurityO Subcommittees O Specialize in areas related to the Standing Committee O Banking – Capital Markets, Insurance, Monetary Policy, Oversight
  • 4. Benefits of Serving on CommitteesO Increase chances of re-electionO Can influence national policy makingO Can influence other members of Congress
  • 5. Important CommitteesO House of Representatives O Rules Committee – sets the rules O Ways and Means – writes taxes O Appropriations – budget, spendingO Senate O Foreign Relations – foreign policy O Finance – tax, trade, health O Appropriations – budget, spending
  • 6. Assignment to Committees O Political parties assign members to committees O Committee chairpersons are the most powerful members of Congress