An under committee; a part or division of a committee.
A smaller panel created by a full committee to specialize in specific aspects of the full committeeâ€™s jurisdiction. Most committees of the House and Senate have an average of four subcommittees to divide up their workload. Subcommittees do the preliminary work of reviewing proposed legislation and making recommendations to the full committee on whether or not the legislation should progress. They cannot make final decisions on their own, but must have full committee approval. Members of Congress assigned to serve on a full committee are further assigned to membership on one or more of its subcommittees and are expected to specialize in the subject matter assigned to that subcommittee.
A group of committee members, appointed by the chair of a committee of the house or the senate, to which proposed legislation is referred or a specific task is assigned.
A subgroup of a full committee, appointed to perform work on one or more functions of the committee.
Smaller subject-matter division of a committee, facilitates specialization and division of labor.
A subordinate committee composed of members appointed by the chair (or by House or Senate leadership) from the full committee. A subcommittee will consider a narrower range of topics than the full committee, and generally is authorized only to make recommendations to the full committee.
The Knesset elects Members of standing committees on a parliamentary group basis. Committees address most of the legislation and supervise the Government by means of meetings on matters of ministerial affairs. Standing committees may appoint subcommittees or committees on an individual matter composed of its members; committees on an individual matter are entitled to deal with issues and present recommendations to the committee, but not make decisions. The Defense and Security Committee, the State Control Committee and the Finance Committee have standing subcommittees. When certain discussions or decisions are required, the committee Chairman, with the approval of the Speaker of the Knesset, may authorize one of these subcommittees to make decisions, if convinced that the issue on the agenda concerns the national security or foreign affairs, and both the discussion and the decision must remain secret. These subcommittees consist of no more than five members. A decision is considered the decision of the committee.
a subset of committee members organized for a specific purpose
a part of the Committee that is selected to complete a task for the Committee
a smaller group of members from a particular standing committee of either the House of Delegates or Senate that meet to review, in depth, information that has come before the standing committee
a subset of a committee, formed to consider a limited topic or range of topics that would be impracticable for the full committee to consider
a subunit of a committee established for the purpose of dividing and managing a committee's work
Members selected from a full committee and assigned the responsibility for detailed consideration of measures referred to them.
Although the term may be synonymous to work groups formed to undertake specific tasks on behalf of a larger committee, subcommittees may also have unique functions, such as subcommittee of a work group, advisory committee to the partnership, or ad hoc committee for special topics.
A part of a larger committee that is given responsibilities by the full committee.
Smaller, more specialized committees which are organized and operate under the authority standing committees.
A subgroup of a full committee, composed of committee members from both parties.
A group of legislators who are members of a standing committee selected by the committee Chairman to consider certain categories of bills. Subcommittees make recommendations to the full committee.
A portion of a whole committee. Usually refers to subgroups of the Appropriations and Finance, Revenue and Bonding committees.
A part of a committee that deals with a specific issue within the committee's jurisdiction. Most legislation is first developed and voted on at this level, as a full committee will usually not consider legislation until it has passed its subcommittee.
A group of members of a standing committee appointed by the chair of the committee to study and report on a specified bill or subject.
A group of members of astanding committee appointed by the chair ofthe committee to study and report on aspecified bill or subject.
Subunit of a committee established for the purpose of dividing the committee's workload. Recommendations of a subcommittee must be approved by the full committee before being reported to the Senate. back to top of S glossary