Guiding Thought Question: What is an advantage, and a disadvantage of having sub-committees with different jurisdictions (defined below) within the House and the Senate, made up of members from both political parties, to debate and change bills before they are sent to the rest of the House or Senate to be voted on?
Committee Jurisdiction - The subjects and functions assigned to a committee by rule, resolution, precedent, or practice, including legislative matters, oversight and investigations, and nominations of executive officers.
Today's Learning Objective: Students will be able to explain the purpose of committees within the house and the senates. Students will examine a committee within the house, and one within the senate, and explain the purpose, and the types of bills that both deal with. Students will prepare a short informative presentation dealing with their assigned committee.