Powers of Congressional Committees

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What do Committees have a key role in?
The legislative process
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What powers do they have over the handling of bills?
Pigeon-holing, amendment, blocking
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How is expertise developed?
Permanence, huge staff numbers
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What relationship does this create with the Executive?
A balance of specialisation
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Who do they have the power to oversee?
The executive, cabinet, EXOP, the federal bureaucracy
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What specific power to they have
Subpoena
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What are the links they have with other institutions called?
Iron Triangles
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What are some examples of "blue ribbon" committees
The Ways and Means committee, The Appropriations of Senate Finance committee, The Senate Foreign Relations committee
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