Conference Committee

Prediction

  1. What do you think conference committee means?

  2. Use conference committee in a sentence.

  3. Think of an example of conference committee in current events:

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Fun Fact

Definition

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.

Sentence

When the Senate and the House pass different versions of a bill, Congress must convene a conference committee to reconcile the differences.

Example

Conservatives Get Their Shot to Change the Republican Health-Care Bill

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Questions

  1. When does the Congress call a conference committee?

  2. What happens after the conference committee reaches agreement on a bill?

  3. How often does Congress end up with conference committees?