Committee Quiz

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Committee Quiz
The Committees in Congress.

  
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  • 1. 
    Which of the following statements accurately describes legislative committees? I.  Committees are in session only when preparing bills to be introduced to the floor II. Committee recommendations largely influence members votes on a piece of legislation III. Junior members of Congress have few opportunities to sit on committees IV. The Speaker of the House has a great deal of influence in appointing members of committee chairmanship V. Conference committees are composed of senators whose task is to amend bills that are in danger of being killed in Congress
    • A. 

      I and III only

    • B. 

      II and IV only

    • C. 

      III and V only

    • D. 

      I, II, and IV only

    • E. 

      I, III, and V only


  • 2. 
    After a House committee reviews a bill and writes a report, the bill goes to the
    • A. 

      Senate

    • B. 

      Appropriate subcommittee

    • C. 

      President

    • D. 

      Floor fro debate

    • E. 

      House Rules Committee


  • 3. 
    A member of the House of Representatives who wishes to be influential in the House would most likely seek a place on which of the following committees?
    • A. 

      Agriculture

    • B. 

      District of Columbia

    • C. 

      Public Works and Transportation

    • D. 

      Rules

    • E. 

      Veterans Affairs


  • 4. 
    A congressional committee was created to investigate any intelligence failures that might have occurred prior to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.  What kind of committee does this represent?
    • A. 

      Standing

    • B. 

      Joint

    • C. 

      Select

    • D. 

      Conference

    • E. 

      Oversight


  • 5. 
    Who chairs the committees in Congress?
    • A. 

      The most senior legislator

    • B. 

      The Speaker of the House

    • C. 

      The most senior legislator of the majority party

    • D. 

      The President Pro Tempore

    • E. 

      Senators when it is a Joint Committee


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