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The two legislative groups that make laws for the country, the House of Representatives, also known as the House, and the Senate are each composed  of numerous committees. These committees and their subcommittees cover every aspect of life in the United States, and some propose laws that impact how the United States relates to other countries such as those in Africa, the Caribbean, and anywhere else. Every congressman and senator is obligated to belong to at least one committee.

The passage of laws is not a simple procedure of someone or a committee proposing the law, and then the congressmen and the senators vote it. The process, especially in the House, has many involved steps. The various committees are listed below.
 

Committees in the House:
  Agriculture
  Appropriations
  Armed Services
  Banking and Financial Services
  Budget
  Commerce
  Education and the Workforce
  Government Reform
  House Administration
  International Relations
  Judiciary
  Resources
  Rules
  Science
  Small Business
  Standards of Official Conduct
  Transportation and Infrastructure
  Veterans Affairs
  Ways and Means
  Taxation
  Joint Economic Committee
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To learn more about these House
committees and their members,
click here.

To learn how laws are made
in the House, click here.

Committees in the Senate:
  Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
  Appropriations
  Armed Services
  Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
  Budget
  Commerce, Science, and Transportation
  Energy and Natural Resources
  Environment and Public Works
  Finance
  Foreign Relations
  Governmental Affairs
  Judiciary
  Health, Education, Labor and Pensions
  Rules and Administration
  Small Business
  Veterans' Affairs
  Indian Affairs

To learn more about these Senate
committees and their members,
click here

To learn how laws are made
in the Senate, click here.