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How did Henry Ford’s “assembly line” improve the productivity and efficiency of making automobiles?
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Congressional Committees Essential Question: How and why is each chamber of Congress organized into a series of committees and subcommittees?
Congressional Committees Standing Committees – Permanent committees (exist from one congressional term to the next) that oversee bills that deal with specific kinds of issues. Most have several, smaller subcommittees that further-specialize in a particular aspect of the standing committee’s responsibility. Select Committees – Temporary committees that have been created to study one specific issue and report their findings to the Senate or House (or both) Joint Committees – Committees (can be permanent or temporary) made up of members from both the Senate and the House Conference Committees – A temporary committee set up when the House and Senate have passed different versions of the same bill. Before a bill can be sent to the president, it must pass the House and Senate in the exact same language. U.S. Senate Committees U.S. House of Representatives Committees
What do standing committees do? Hold hearings (this usually occurs at a subcommittee) to gain information on bills being considered by the committee Debate, amend, and rewrite bills that have been sent to their committee (this is known as a “markup” session) Vote on bills (a majority vote is required for the bill to be “reported favorably” by the committee). Most bills die in committee.
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Congressional Committees Summarizer: 1.Explain how the congressional committee system offers the advantage of specialization. 2.Explain how the congressional committee system saves time and makes the lawmaking process more efficient.