How are members of congress assigned to committees?

Answer Congressional committees are formed by rules or statutes passed by the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate, and each body has its own rules and procedures for appointing members to those commi... Read More »

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Why is the house of congress divided into standing committees?

It would be impossible for congress to write bills, debate them and pass them if the whole process had to be undertaken one bill at a time. Hence standing committees are formed made up of a workabl... Read More »

Do members of Congress pay taxes?

Members of Congress must pay taxes the same as any other resident of the United States who has taxable income. There is no exemption from paying taxes for members of Congress.References:IRS: Public... Read More »

Who protects members of Congress?

According to, when either house of the U.S. Congress is in session, it is the responsibility of the Capitol Police to protect them. The Capitol Police are also charged with "keeping bu... Read More »

Do members of congress have to be 50 years old?

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