Congressional Committees By: tyler and ashton


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

Examples: The House and The Senate


Specialize in a subcategory.

Help give more info on special categories.

Examples: Government Reforms, Transportation Groups.


Study one specific issue.

Study issues of public concern, overlooked problems.

Examples: Select Intelligence Committee

Joint Committee

From both parties, either permanent or temporary.

Coordinate between two houses.

Examples: Joint Committee for Printing

Conference Committee

Helps resolve issues when both the House and Senate pass different versions of the same bill.

Examples of current standing committees.

Budget Committee

Deals with the fiscal budget and has 36 members in total.

Crime and Terrorism Committee

Deals with crime and terrorism and has 9 members.

Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

Deals with transportation and infrastructure and has 15 members.

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