Working in Committee

Committees originated so the House could develop legislation and accomplish the nation’s goals. Hear from Members and staff about how the work of committees has affected everyday people.

Securing a Committee Assignment

Securing a Committee Assignment

Committee assignments can shape a Member’s tenure in Congress, and it can take some effort to secure a spot on a committee that deals with issues relevant to a Member's district.

Preparing for Hearings

Preparing for Hearings

Supported by their staff, committees hold several types of hearings, including oversight and investigative hearings. Learn more about what has gone into planning and holding committee hearings.

What Committees Do for You

What Committees Do for You

Laws take shape in committees, where hearings explore complex issues. Hearings pave the way for legislation that creates lasting change.