Conference Committee: Definition & Examples


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Why would Congress need a conference committee?

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1. What does the conference committee produce after finishing meeting?

2. What can judges refer back to if they are unsure of the interpretation of a law passed by Congress?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Conference committees serve an important purpose in Congress, and this quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of their process and role in government.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Conference committees and their finished product
  • How can judges know the intent of a law
  • Legislative bills
  • The 2013 partial government shut down

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allows students to test the following skills:

  • Making connections - use your understanding of the purpose of conference committees
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the process of conference committees and their result
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the conference committee's influence on the 2013 partial government shut down

Additional Learning

To learn more about the purpose of conference committees, review the accompanying lesson called Conference Committee: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define conference committee
  • Understand the formation of conference committees
  • Understand the result of a conference committee report
  • Know the given examples of conference committees