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Gary Novosielski

Strange terminology, USHR

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I was gazing at C-SPAN this morning and ran across the term Permanent Select Committee.  Isn't this an oxymoron, equivalent to Standing Special Committee?

Yes, I know it's not RONR, but I thought someone might know.

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This committee is a "select committee" organized under U.S. House Rule X, clauses 10 and 11. It is the only committee in the House designated as a "permanent select" committee to emphasize its ongoing responsibilities in contrast to "select" committees. It is specifically named and has a listed jurisdiction.

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1 hour ago, Rob Elsman said:

This committee is a "select committee" organized under U.S. House Rule X, clauses 10 and 11. It is the only committee in the House designated as a "permanent select" committee to emphasize its ongoing responsibilities in contrast to "select" committees. It is specifically named and has a listed jurisdiction.

Oh, well that explains it. :)

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