Conference Committees: How Congressional Work
Gets Done Arranging for the Conference, Restrictions on the Authority of Conferees, and House and Senate Floor Consideration of Conference Reports
This program covers the role and the dynamics of the conference
committee in the legislative process in light of recently enacted
procedural reforms. Learn how differences between the House and
Senate are resolved through this process. Topics include:
Explore how conference committees have changed as Congress
has changed (growth of subcommittee power, the rise of omnibus
bills, and the use of multiple referrals)
Procedural reforms enacted into law (PL 110-81)
Pre-conference maneuvering in the House and Senate and the
key factors that determine whether a bill goes to conference
How the House and Senate procedures for going to conference
Learn the negotiating strategies used by the conferees
during the bargaining process and how institutional differences
impact the bargaining process
Recorded 2008 ISBN 10: 1-58733-021-0
Total run time: 88 minutes 0210
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