Kinds Of Committees By Dylan Newberg

Standing Committee: Permanent groups to oversee bills that dealt with certain kinds of issues.

Example: Majority Party

Subcommittee: Specialize in a subcategory of its standing committee’s responsibility.

Example: House of Representatives

Select Committee: Temporary committees.

Example: Selective Intelligence Committee

Joint Committee: Make up of members from both the House and the Senate. May be either temporary or permanent.

Example: Joint Economic Committee

Conference Committee: A temporary committee set up when the House and Senate have passed different versions of the same bills.


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