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.
- House Rule X – Organization of Committees
- House Committees
- Senate Rule XXV – Standing Committees
- Senate Standing Committees
- Standing committee – Wikipedia
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- “Committee Types and Roles,” CRS Report 98-241 (6-page PDF)
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- “Guide to Committee Activity Reports: Purpose, Rules, and Contents,” CRS Report R45104 (21-page PDF)
- “House Committee Chairs: Considerations, Decisions, and Actions as One Congress Ends and a New Congress Begins,” CRS Report RL34679 (35-page PDF)
- “Introduction to the Legislative Process in the U.S. Congress,” CRS Report R42843 (18-page PDF)
- “Senate Committee Rules in the 115th Congress: Key Provisions,” CRS Report R44901 (36-page PDF)
- “Senate Rules Affecting Committees,” CRS Report xxxxx (13-page PDF)
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