What is the job of Committee Chairmen in American Government?
In Civics, their are Committees to decide on bills before they are and if they are presented to the floor of the House or the Senate, what does the Committee Chairmen do?
Asked By: Em - 12/28/2009
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The highest member of the majority party (Democrats or Republicans) on the committee always holds the Chairman position. The highest ranking committee member of the minority party, is the Ranking Member. The Chair and Ranking member positions can change after elections, if one party gains the majority in either the... More
Answered By: gosam777 - 12/28/2009
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The Chairman organizes the committee, sets their agenda, counts votes to see if bills will pass or not and does things like that. Getting such an assignment is a plush position; you essentially control what that committee does.
Answered By: Pfo - 12/28/2009
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