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Congressional Committees (Grade 5)

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Congressional Committees

1. 
Congressional committees each have their own specific focus.
  1. True
  2. False
2. 
There are about how many congressional committees and subcommittees?
  1. 50
  2. 100
  3. 150
  4. 200
3. 
One function of some congressional committees is to provide                          or a check on executive power.
4. 
Some congressional committees are able to investigate wrongdoing.
  1. True
  2. False
5. 
Discharge petitions are used by committees in the Senate.
  1. True
  2. False
6. 
What is the function of a discharge petition?
  1. To ensure a bill will not get voted on
  2. To allow a vote on a judicial nominee
  3. To send the bill to the Senate to vote on
  4. To force a vote on a bill over the Speaker of the House's objections
7. 
There are no limits to the number of subcommittees a committee in the House of Representatives can have.
  1. True
  2. False
8. 
In what year was the first congressional committee formed?
  1. 1789
  2. 1837
  3. 1905
  4. 1944
9. 
A senator can be a member of more than one committee.
  1. True
  2. False
10. 
The Rural Development and Energy subcommittee is a branch of which senate committee?
  1. Appropriations
  2. Energy and Natural Resources
  3. Environment and Public Works
  4. Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
11. 
What is the difference between a standing and a select committee?



12. 
The Senate has 16 standing committees.
  1. True
  2. False
13. 
Bills about taxation originate in what committee?
  1. Senate Finance Committee
  2. House Ways and Means Committee
  3. Senate Appropriations Committee
  4. House Oversight and Reform Committee
14. 
Members of the House Ways and Means Committee are usually not allowed to serve on other committees.
  1. True
  2. False
15. 
What are the three types of committees?



16. 
A joint committee is made up of members of both the Senate and House of Representatives.
  1. True
  2. False
17. 
Where does the impeachment process start?
  1. Senate Oversight Committee
  2. House Judiciary Committee
  3. Joint Impeachment Comittee
  4. Supreme Court
18. 
What is the function of a conference committee?



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