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CONGRESSIONALCOMMITTEESCh. 5, sec. 4
Purpose of Committees   House and Senate both    have committees   Work is divided among    smaller groups   Decide whi...
Kind of Committees   4 types     Standing   Committee     Select   Committee     Joint   Committee     Conference   C...
Standing Committee                Permanent groups that                 specialize in a certain                 topic    ...
Select Committees   Temporary committees   Formed to study one    specific issue     Organized   crime     Hunger    ...
Joint Committee               Members from both the                House and Senate               Can be temporary or   ...
Conference Committee   Temporary committee   Set up to resolve differences between two    versions of a bill   Members ...
Prestigious Committees   House     RulesCommittee     Ways and Means Committee     Appropriations Committee   Senate ...
Committee Assignments andLeadership                 Each committee has a                  chairperson                   ...
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Congressional committees

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Congressional committees

  1. 1. CONGRESSIONALCOMMITTEESCh. 5, sec. 4
  2. 2. Purpose of Committees House and Senate both have committees Work is divided among smaller groups Decide which bills move on to the next step-most don’t make it past committees
  3. 3. Kind of Committees 4 types  Standing Committee  Select Committee  Joint Committee  Conference Committee
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. Select Committees Temporary committees Formed to study one specific issue  Organized crime  Hunger  Complaintsof small business owners
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. Conference Committee Temporary committee Set up to resolve differences between two versions of a bill Members from both house and senate
  8. 8. Prestigious Committees House  RulesCommittee  Ways and Means Committee  Appropriations Committee Senate  ForeignRelations Committee  Finance Committee  Appropriations Committee
  9. 9. 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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