Compromise and the Conference Committee

Zager, Robert E.
May 2005
Techniques: Connecting Education & Careers;May2005, Vol. 80 Issue 5, p6
Focuses on the role of a conference committee during the passage of a proposed bill in the U.S. Congress. Entity that makes the final touches to a bill before it is sent to the president for a signature or veto; Formation of a temporary panel of House and Senate members to reconcile differences in legislation passed by both chambers of Congress; Significance of the role of a conference committee in resolving differences and making compromise to turn differing levels of funding and instructions on programs into one product that both sides can live with.


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