History of Committees in the U.S. House

Speakers talked about the history of committees in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1789 until the beginning of the Civil War. This program… read more

History of Committees in the U.S. House Speakers talked about the history of committees in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1789 until the beginning of the Civil War. This program focuses on three papers by political scientists. The first deals with how committees responded to public petitions and complaints in the early republic, the second explores the development of the committee system, and the third examines how standing committees influenced the legislative agenda in the years before the Civil War. This session was part of the Library of Congress' “Congress and History” conference. close

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  • Richard Bensel Government Professor Cornell University
  • Nicolas Dumas Graduate Student Massachusetts Institute of Technology->Political Science
  • Craig Goodman Professor University of Houston-Victoria->Political Science
  • John Haskell Senior Specialist and Assistant Director Congressional Research Service->Government and Finance Division
  • Scott MacKenzie Professor University of California, Davis->Political Science
  • Anthony Madonna Professor University of Georgia->Political Science
  • Tobias Resch Graduate Student Harvard University->Government Department
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History of Committees in the U.S. House

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Program ID:
430052-3
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 30, 2017 | 12:55pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Aug 06, 2017 | 1:40am EDT | C-SPAN 3

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  • Jul 30, 2017 | 12:55pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 06, 2017 | 1:40am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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