GOV3.3 - Gov 3.3.08 March 12 Next exam I Congressional...

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Gov. 3.3.08 March 12? Next exam I. Congressional Committies a. Duties: Investigate/Research an issue Prepare Legislation Conduct legislative oversight b. Rules of Thumb: Committee Chairperson: majority party Majority party always has 1+ seat on committee c. 3 types of committees 1. Standing committee 1. Standing committee- permanent (policy area) U. S. House - 22 Standing Committees U. S. Senate - 16 Standing Committees (do not need to memorize) 3 Important House Standing Committees: 1. House Ways and Means Committee Constitution requires revenue bills to begin in the House 2. Appropriations Committee Traditionally start in the House 3. Rules Committee 2. Select (Ad Hoc) Committee 2. Select (Ad Hoc) Committee - temporary (special/specific issues) 3. Joint Committee 3. Joint Committee ex. Conference Committee - Iron out differences between different version of a bill Majority Leader and Speaker of the House choose members How does a bill become a law? More than 90% of bills in Congress never become law. 7-8,000 bills die a year.
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GOV3.3 - Gov 3.3.08 March 12 Next exam I Congressional...

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