How and why is a member of Congress assigned to specific committees? What is a committee’s jurisdiction? What is oversight? What are mark-ups? How powerful is a committee’s subpoena power? How are committees organized? Why do committees hold hearings? How do House and Senate committees relate with each other? How do the authorizing committees work with the Appropriations Committee?
In this session, we will explore the intricacies of the House and Senate committees, discussing their jurisdiction, power and role within the legislative process. We will examine how committees influence the work of your organization and whether they can help or hinder your legislative efforts.