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A committee is a subsidiary organization of the Senate established for the purpose of considering legislation, conducting hearings and investigations, or carrying out other assignments as instructed by the parent chamber.[1] In non-governmental circumstances, it can refer to any group of people that meets together and makes decisions, larger ones usually worse at the task.[2][3]


  1. US Senate Reference
  2. Webster's Third New International Dictionary. 1960.
  3. Adams, Scott. Build a Better Life by Stealing Office Supplies.