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Committees are like "mini Congresses". Most bills begin by being considered by one or several congressional committees which may "report" the bill favorably or unfavorably to the Senate or House as a whole allowing it to receive consideration by the full body and move forward, or may fail to consider a bill at all preventing the bill from moving forward. Most bills never receive any committee consideration and are never reported out. House bills start in House committees and enter Senate committees only after being passed by the House and received by the Senate, and similarly for Senate bills.
Information on committee proceedings is notoriously opaque: committees vary in what information they make public and often do not provide basic public information such as the results of votes electronically or in an understandable format. Furthermore, if your Member of Congress does not sit on any committee relevant to this bill, you generally have no opportunity to voice your opinion on the bill while the bill is receiving its most important consideration.
The bill has been referred to the following committees:
House Financial Services
House Financial Services Committee - Democratic Staff
2129 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225–4247
Committee on Financial Services - Republicans
B371a Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-7502
Originally posted by Breifne
reply to post by David9176
Those that voted for the bailout received more funding in their careers from Wall Street than those that did not.
Originally posted by pikypiky
If the Federal Reserve Board Abolition Act does pass, I wonder if TAXATION could be abolished, too? By getting rid of both, the banks would not have gotten their bailout from the taxpayers in the first place.
[edit on 2009-2-05 by pikypiky]
Originally posted by n1zzzn
So is writing my congressman useless for this bill? (due to the commitee stuff)
Slightly confused now
Originally posted by SpacePunk
reply to post by willzilla
If the power that be got him, he wouldn't be a martyr. He'd just be listed in the media as another dead kook commie.