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House committee organization and process : a brief overview

Author: Judy Schneider; Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : Congressional Research Service, 2008.
Series: CRS report for Congress, RS20465.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Committees are integral to the work of Congress in determining the policy needs of the nation and acting on them. This report provides a brief overview of six features of the committee system in the House: organization, hearings, markup, reporting, oversight, and publications. Committees in the House have four primary powers: to conduct hearings and investigations, to consider bills and resolutions and amendments to  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Judy Schneider; Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
OCLC Number: 276172649
Notes: "Received through the CRS Web."
"Updated April 21, 2008."
Title from title screen (viewed Nov 21, 2008).
Description: 5 unnumbered pages : digital, PDF file, illustrations.
Details: Mode of access: Internet.; System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Series Title: CRS report for Congress, RS20465.
Responsibility: Judy Schneider.

Abstract:

Committees are integral to the work of Congress in determining the policy needs of the nation and acting on them. This report provides a brief overview of six features of the committee system in the House: organization, hearings, markup, reporting, oversight, and publications. Committees in the House have four primary powers: to conduct hearings and investigations, to consider bills and resolutions and amendments to them, to report legislation to the House for its possible consideration, and to monitor executive branch performance, that is, to conduct oversight. The report will be updated as events warrant.

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