Standing Committee (CongressionalGlossary.com)

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Standing Committee

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Committees permanently established by House and Senate rules. House Rule X and Senate Rule XXV list the jurisdiction of each committee. The standing committees are legislative committees. Legislation may be referred to them and they may report bills and resolutions to their parent chambers. Referral is determined primarily by committee jurisdiction.

Also see Congress by the Numbers; Congressional Leadership and Committees; Committee Jurisdiction; Select or Special Committees; § 5.80 Committees and Subcommittees, § 5.100 House Committee and Subcommittee Assignment Process, § 8.70 Congress and the Executive: Oversight and Investigation, in Congressional Deskbook; Chapter 3. Committees, in Congressional Procedure.

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