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Tuesday (Feb. 10) Chem 140 5:45-6:50 congressional committee standing committee – care-taking responsibilities over policy Problems such as information, coordination, even urgency and shirking are solved by having committees How so? Let’s look at the system Division of labor Standing committees – regular committees – agriculture, armed services, etc… Special, select, joint, ad hoc, conference – other Division of labor between committees Congressional ommittee has gatekeeping authority (negative powers) Proposal authority (positive powers) – defense Oversight authority ^ decide what budgets for agencies – can ask questions because they write the checks coordination on issues we see as important as a group stimulus package – might give up something you want to get people to help/comply democrats want one thing, republicans are another… democrats more liberal and republicans more conservative parties taking advantage of the fact that they all think alike – giving more power to
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