Standing Committee: Definition & Example


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These are permanent committees within both houses of Congress, which conduct most of the actual work in the legislative process:

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1. One of the primary duties of a standing committee is to keep a check on federal agencies and the work they are doing. This obligation is known as:

2. Which of the following features make standing committees unique in the congressional committee system?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will gauge your understanding of committee duties in U.S. Congress. In order to pass the quiz, you'll need to know particularly about the purpose and role of standing committees.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, students will have to:

  • Differentiate between types of congressional committees
  • Comprehend the unique duties of standing committees
  • Identify obligations and functions of standing committees

Skills Practiced

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

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately describe the name for permanent committees that are responsible for the legislative process in both houses of Congress
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the process of setting funding levels for proposed bills
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify facts about standing committees in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives

Additional Learning

To learn more about this subject, check out the corresponding lesson called Standing Committee: Definition & Example. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand how the committee system is designed to manage bill responsibilities
  • Clarify the congressional steps for passing a bill
  • Define subcommittee
  • Understand the career benefits of serving on congressional committees