Congressional Committees: Select, Special & Joint Committees

The House and the Senate each have select and special committees, which can study issues, conduct oversight of programs, and investigate reports of fraud and waste. Joint committees are unique because they are made up of members of the House and Senate.

Select Committee On Intelligence
Select Committee On Ethics
Special Committee On Aging

Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
Standards of Official Conduct**
U.S. National Security and Military/Commercial Concerns with the People's Republic of China

Joint Committees
Joint Committee on the Library of Congress
Joint Committee on Printing
Joint Committee on Taxation
Joint Economic Committee

** The House Standards of Official Conduct Committee (commonly called the House Ethics Committee) is officially a "standing committee" but does not have a profile here, as it deals solely with reviewing the behavior of House members and does not have jurisdiction over any industries or interest groups.

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