How does the existence of committees in the House and Senate enable congress to work more efficiently?

They were created to separate issues and bills into categories. Rather than debate the necessity and details involving agriculture, health care, foreign affairs, etc., with members having little knowledge of the subject, committees were created to deal with issues by categories.

In addition, each party (Democrat and Republican) is represented in each committee, apportioned to majority-minority size. The party with the majority always hold the Chairman seat, the minority party the ranking member seat.

Most of the debating, investigating, hearings, and input from lobbyist and authorities on the subject matter is done in the committees, rather than on the floor. Judaical, budgetary, and other preliminary matters are also done in the committees, prior to dealing with it on the floor.

 

2 Responses to “How does the existence of committees in the House and Senate enable congress to work more efficiently?”

  1. red top says:

    it reduces the number of voices arguing about bills and is supposed to make bill pass faster, but you have have better ones then we do now to get anything done in congress
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  2. gosam777 says:

    They were created to separate issues and bills into categories. Rather than debate the necessity and details involving agriculture, health care, foreign affairs, etc., with members having little knowledge of the subject, committees were created to deal with issues by categories.

    In addition, each party (Democrat and Republican) is represented in each committee, apportioned to majority-minority size. The party with the majority always hold the Chairman seat, the minority party the ranking member seat.

    Most of the debating, investigating, hearings, and input from lobbyist and authorities on the subject matter is done in the committees, rather than on the floor. Judaical, budgetary, and other preliminary matters are also done in the committees, prior to dealing with it on the floor.
    References :

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