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Congressional Committees (Grade 5)

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Congressional Committees

Congressional committees each have their own specific focus.
  1. True
  2. False
There are about how many congressional committees and subcommittees?
  1. 50
  2. 100
  3. 150
  4. 200
One function of some congressional committees is to provide                          or a check on executive power.
Some congressional committees are able to investigate wrongdoing.
  1. True
  2. False
Discharge petitions are used by committees in the Senate.
  1. True
  2. False
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
There are no limits to the number of subcommittees a committee in the House of Representatives can have.
  1. True
  2. False
In what year was the first congressional committee formed?
  1. 1789
  2. 1837
  3. 1905
  4. 1944
A senator can be a member of more than one committee.
  1. True
  2. False
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
What is the difference between a standing and a select committee?

The Senate has 16 standing committees.
  1. True
  2. False
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
Members of the House Ways and Means Committee are usually not allowed to serve on other committees.
  1. True
  2. False
What are the three types of committees?

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

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