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Congress - Committees

“Congress in its Committee rooms is Congress at work”

-Woodrow Wilson

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Congress – CommitteeControl
  • Majority Party controls the Chair
  • Chair controls the bills
  • Senior Minority member is the “Ranking member”
  • Seniority dictates leadership
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Congress - Committees

Standing Committee -

A permanent committee in Congress to which all similar bills are sent for consideration, discussion, and debate.

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Congress - Committees
  • 20 Standing Committees in the House.
  • 16 Standing Committees in the Senate
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Congress - Committees

Rep. Mike Turner:

Armed Services

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Congress - Committees

Rep. Mike Turner:

Oversight and Government

Reform

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Congress - Committees
  • House Standing Committees

1. Rules Committee

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Congress - Committees
  • House Standing Committees:

1. Rules Committee

2. Ways and Means

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Congress - Committees
  • House Standing Committees

1. Rules Committee

2. Ways and Means

3. Appropriations

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Congress - Committees
  • House Standing Committees:

1. Rules Committee

2. Ways and Means

3. Appropriations

4. Armed Services

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Congress - Committees
  • House Standing Committees:

1. Rules Committee

2. Ways and Means

3. Appropriations

4. Armed Services

5. Judiciary

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Congress - Committees
  • House Standing Committees:

1. Rules Committee

2. Ways and Means

3. Appropriations

4. Armed Services

5. Judiciary

6. Foreign Affairs

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Congress - Committees
  • House Standing Committees:

1. Rules Committee

2. Ways and Means

3. Appropriations

4. Armed Services

5. Judiciary

6. Foreign Affairs

7. Agriculture

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Taiwanese Parliament
  • Taiwanese Parliament
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Congress - Committees
  • Senate Standing Committees:

1. Foreign Relations

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Congress - Committees

Senate Standing Committees:

1. Foreign Relations

2. Appropriations

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Congress - Committees
  • Senate Standing Committees:

1. Foreign Relations

2. Appropriations

3. Finance

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Congress - Committees

Senate Standing Committees:

1. Foreign Relations

2. Appropriations

3. Finance

4. Judiciary

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Congress - Committees
  • Senate Standing Committees:

1. Foreign Relations

2. Appropriations

3. Finance

4. Judiciary

5. Armed Service

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Congress - Committees
  • Senate Standing Committees:

1. Foreign Relations

2. Appropriations

3. Finance

4. Judiciary

5. Armed Service

6. Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

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Congress - Committees

Senator Sherrod Brown:

  • Finance
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Congress - Committees

Senator Sherrod Brown:

  • Agriculture, Nutrition

and Forestry

    • Commodities, Markets, Trade
    • Chair - Jobs, Rural Economic

Growth

    • Nutrition Specialty crops and

Research

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Congress - Committees

Senator Sherrod Brown:

  • Banking, Housing &

Urban Affairs

    • Chair - Financial Institutions and

Consumer Protection

    • Housing, Transportation &

Community Development

    • Securitiesand International

Trade

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Congress - Committees

Senator Sherrod Brown:

  • Veteran’s Affairs
  • Select committee on Ethics
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Congress - Committees

Senator Rob Portman:

  • Budget Committee
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Congress - Committees

Senator Rob Portman:

  • Finance Committee
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Congress - Committees

Senator Rob Portman:

  • Energy and Natural Resources

Committee

    • Energy
    • National Parks
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Congress - Committees

Senator Rob Portman:

  • Homeland Security and

Government Affairs

    • Financial Management, Services

And International Security

select special committees
Select/Special Committees

A Select/Special Committee

A committee set up for a limited time to investigate a particular matter.

special select committees
Special/Select Committees
  • Aging – Special
  • Ethics – Select
  • Indian Affairs
  • Intelligence - Select
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Congress - Committees

Joint Committee

A committee composed of members of both houses.

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Joint Committees
  • Joint Committee on the Library
  • Joint Committee on Printing
  • Joint Committee on Taxation
  • Joint Economic Committee
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Congress - Committees

Conference Committee

Meets when the House and the Senate will not agree on a bill.

committee actions
Committee Actions
  • Consider and report favorably
  • Amend it
  • Rewrite it – Clean Bill
  • Reject it
  • Table it
  • Report unfavorably
  • Refuse to consider it