Monday, November 14, 2011

House of Representatives: Committees

Andrew Roberts of New Jersey is a member of the following two committees in the House:

    • Committee on Armed Service

    1. Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities
    2. Subcommittee on Strategic forces

    • Committee on Education and the Workforce

    1. Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training
    2. Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions 
    The other Congressman I follow is Bob Casey. Aside from the two above, I also decided to research the 
    Ethics Committee.

    1.  The Committee on Armed Service was created by the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946.
    2. The committee chairman is Republican Buck McKeon from California.
    3. This committee funds and oversees the Department of Defense.

    1. The Committee on Education and the Workforce oversees education and workforce programs that affect all Americans, from early learning through secondary education, from job training through retirement.
    2. This committee oversees the No Child Left Behind Act.
    3. This committee also deals with pension and retirement for workers.

    1. Unlike the rest of the committees, the Ethics Committee has an equal number of members from each party.
    2. Agrees on a set of rules that regulate what behavior is considered ethical for members and conducts investigations when behavior violates these standards.
    3. The first issue this committee ever handled was in 1798, when Rep. Lyon of Vermont was accused of gross indecency after he spat on Rep. Griswold of Connecticut.

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