CLEP US Government

Category - Gov. Institutions

What is the role of the Conference Committee?
  1. It ensures that the members of each party are only voting with their own party.
  2. It organizes the national political conventions.
  3. It deals with any bills that deal with public gatherings.
  4. It is responsible for summarizing complex legislation for the President.
  5. If the bill has been amended so that the House and Senate have different versions, it is responsible for creating a single version.
Answer: E - The Conference Committee is a joint committee of both House and Senate members to negotiate a compromise on a bill if each branch passed different versions of it. Usually the members of the Conference Committee for a given bill consist of those who care most about the bill from both the House and Senate. Occasionally bills get changed significantly from the version passed in the House and the Senate.
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