committee committee  /kə ˈmɪ ti/


  1. (n) a special group delegated to consider some matter
  2. (n) a self-constituted organization to promote something



  1. All bills go to the House-Senate conference committee, and the members dissect the bill threadbare.
  2. The exasperated citizens vehemently opposed setting up of any governmental committee.


  1. House committee refuses to put squeeze on personnel

    The House Armed Services Committee has ignored warnings from the Joint Chiefs, the secretary of defense and, this week, from the most influential defense think tanks in Washington by approving a fiscal 2014 defense authorization bill that does little to nothing to trim personnel costs.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Everett Herald

  2. Committee considers locations for adult businesses

    MICHIGAN CITY — Members of the Adult Business Entertainment Committee, a sub-committee of the Michigan City Planning Commission, on Monday discussed possible sites where adult entertainment facilities would be allowed.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Michigan City News-Dispatch

  3. Committee to review state agencies in Missouri

    A special committee in the Missouri House will spend the next several months reviewing the performance of state agencies.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: KHQA Tri-States

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  1. "Democrats haven't scheduled so much as a committee hearing for Donald Berwick but the mere possibility of allowing the American people the opportunity to hear what he intends to do with their health care is evidently reason enough for this...
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Mitch McConnell Source:

  2. "I believe we have to win here. I believe in freedom. But the fact is that I think that Mr. Steele is going to have to assess as to whether he can still lead the Republican Party as chairman of the Republican National Committee and make an...
    on Jul 4, 2010 By: John McCain Source: The Associated Press

  3. The spokesperson Jiang Yu made the remarks when asked to comment on the statement in which Pelosi said "I believe that International Olympic Committee made a mistake in awarding the 2008 Summer Games to China."
    on Apr 2, 2008 By: Nancy Pelosi Source: Xinhua

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