Congressional committees, which fall into several areas of specialization, accept, analyze, amend and sometimes pass federal laws. The laws enacted and approved by congressional committees ultimately affect citizens as t... More »

The House of Representatives Committee on the Budget has the power to cut national budgets and make recommendations for changes in conjunction with its counterpart in the Senate. The committee's responsibility is to crea... More » Government & Politics US Government Branches of Government

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives serve on 21 congressional committees as well as an additional five joint committees that include both members of the Senate and of the House as of 2015. House committees are c... More » Government & Politics US Government Branches of Government

The members of congressional committees handle specific legislative and oversight duties, in order to develop specialized knowledge of the matters they have jurisdiction upon. These include gathering information, compari... More »

Congress has a variety of powers, but the three main powers are making laws, declaring war and amending the Constitution. These powers fall under both Houses of Congress. More »

According to College of the Redwoods, Congress controls the bureaucracy through oversight committees and privatization of government services. Congressional committees serve to hold bureaucratic agencies accountable and ... More »

The duties of a Georgia congressman are similar to the duties of congressmen from other states and include introducing bills and resolutions, offering amendments and serving on various committees. Congressmen serve in on... More » Government & Politics US Government Branches of Government