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Joint Committee

A joint committee is a congressional committee composed of members of both houses. They do not deal with legislation, but keep Congress up to date on policy concerns. An example of a joint committee is the Joint Economic Committee.[1] They are also used to bring into compromise bills that were passed by both the House and Senate, but had differing language. These are known as "conference committees".


  1. U.S. Government and Politics