Chapters 10-12 – “ The United States Congress ”. Committees in Congress. THREE Types of Congressional Committees. * Standing Committees Select / Special Committees Joint Committees * “ Conference Committee ” Sub-committees, too! . What do Committees Do? .
Every Bill must have somewhere to go in each house of Congress…
Majority Party controls the “Chair”
Chair controls the bills AND the committee…
Senior Minority member is the “Ranking member”
Seniority dictates leadership “Seniority Rule”