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Definition of Conference committee

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committee comprised of Senators and Representatives who work to resolve conflicts between Senate and House versions of a bill (U.S. Politics)
Conference committee Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
The 'Lectric Law Library
Three members from each chamber (appointed by the presiding officers) who work to resolve differences in a bill passed by both chambers. A bill does not pass the General Assembly unless each chamber passes the bill in identical form.
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Conference committee Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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A committee (or "commission") is a type of small deliberative assembly that is usually intended to remain subordinate to another, larger deliberative assembly—which when organized so that action on committee requires a vote by all its entitled members, is called the "Committee of the Whole". Committees often serve several different functions:
  • Governance: in organizations considered too large for all the members to participate in decisions affecting the organization as a whole, a committee (such as a Board of Directors or "Executive Committee") is given the power to make decisions, spend money, or take actions. Some or all such powers may be limited or effectively unlimited. For example of the later case, the Board of directors can frequently enter into binding contracts and make decisions which once taken or made, can't be taken back or undone under the law.

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