AP U.S. Government and Politics
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Conference Committee: A temporary, ad hoc panel composed of House and Senate conferees which is formed for the purpose of reconciling differences in legislation that has passed both chambers. Conference committees are usually convened to resolve bicameral differences on major and controversial legislation.
When the Senate and the House pass different versions of a bill, Congress must convene a conference committee to reconcile the differences.
When does the Congress call a conference committee?
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