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American Government Lecture 10 - Congress Continued
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Committees - “Congress is Committees” Form the real structure of Congress Where all the action is Not in the Constitution Merely convention Committee assignment determines member worth Four types: Standing Committee Select Committee Joint Committee Conference Committee
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Standing Committee Permanent Committee 21 in House, 20 in Senate Address vital areas of government Can write and review legislation Major House Big 3 Ways and Means Appropriations Rules Also: Energy and Commerce and Select Intelligence Senate Appropriations Finance
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Select Committee Temporary Address sudden issues Address issues that cross committees One exception: Select Intelligence in both houses No legislative power Provide oversight Determine if legislation is needed
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Joint Committees Merge House and Senate Committees Permanent No legislative power Deal with technical or mutual issues Economic Taxation Library Printing
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Conference Committees Temporary Created after House and Senate pass similar bills Merge legislation Combine the two versions into one bill Involves compromise of current bills Generally permits no new additions
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Powers of Committees Form Subcommittees Most Committees have 6-10 Subcommittees Hold Hearings Subpoena witnesses Administer oaths Cross examine Compel testimony Bring charges for: • Perjury • Contempt Draft, revise and pass legislation*
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