History of the Agriculture Committee. The Agriculture Committee was created on May 3, 1820, after Lewis Williams of North Carolina sponsored a resolution to create the committee and give agricultural issues equal weight with commercial and manufacturing interests.
The Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry is a committee of the United States Senate empowered with legislative oversight of all matters relating to the nation's agriculture industry, farming programs, forestry and logging, and legislation relating to nutrition and health.
The Appropriations committee is widely recognized by political scientists as one of the "power committees,"  since it holds the power of the purse. Openings on the Appropriations committee are often hotly demanded, and are doled out as rewards.
The Armed Services Committee was created as a result of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 following U.S. victory in the Second World War. It merged the responsibilities of the Committee on Naval Affairs (established in 1816) and the Committee on Military Affairs (also established in 1816).
The Committee on Armed Services (sometimes abbreviated SASC for Senate Armed Services Committee on its Web site) is a committee of the United States Senate empowered with legislative oversight of the nation's military, including the Department of Defense, military research and development, nuclear energy (as pertaining to national security), ...
A budget committee is a group that creates and oversees the standards for, practices to implement, and maintenance of an organization's fiscal responsibility. Budget committees play key roles in the success or demise of a company or other corporate entity.
H.R.2809 — 115th Congress (2017-2018) American Space Commerce Free Enterprise Act Sponsor: Rep. Smith, Lamar [R-TX-21] (Introduced 06/07/2017) Cosponsors: Committees: House - Science, Space, and Technology | Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee Reports: H. Rept. 115-649 Latest Action: Senate - 04/25/2018 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
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Two New Members Named to Serve on Energy and Natural Resources Committee U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, chairman of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., the committee’s ranking member, today welcomed two new members to the committee: Sens. Shelly Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Tina Smith, D-Minn.
The Committee on Ethics, often known simply as the Ethics Committee, is one of the committees of the United States House of Representatives. Prior to the 112th Congress it was known as the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct. The House Ethics Committee has often received criticism.
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