The Steering Committee of ARLIS/NA recently released a series of news alerts regarding the various committees within the organization. The purpose of these bulletins is to provide members with timely information related to important issues and policies that affect librarians. The news alerts are meant to stimulate discussion and spur debate, and they do not necessarily represent the views or positions of ARLIS/NA. However, these alerts can be useful tools for those who wish to promote their causes and influence policy makers.
The Social Security Committee addresses the effects of taxation and revenue measures, including the Transportation of Dutiable Goods Act, Deposit of Public Moneys, and General Revenue Sharing. The committee also discusses the various health programs, including Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. The Committee has jurisdiction over public health issues related to education and workforce development. This is the most common area of concern for these lawmakers. For example, the Social Security Act oversees the Transportation of Dutiable Goods and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Other recent topics of interest to members of the Senate are the recent riots in the Capitol and the responsibility of President Donald Trump for them. The House Select Committee on Ethics has jurisdiction over matters related to the Department of Energy and the Department of Defense. It also oversees issues involving the territorial policy of the United States. In addition, the committee oversees the national economy and other issues affecting Native Hawaiians. The majority of Senate members are on the Ethics Committee.
The Senate Budget Committee is charged with writing federal legislation that allocates federal funds. It also drafts the annual budget resolution and deals with issues of common defense and the Department of Army, Navy, and Air Force. It also writes legislation related to banking, international trade, and economic policy. This is why it’s crucial to know what the committee is doing and how you can participate. It’s important to have a thorough understanding of the role of ethics in government.
The Senate Select Committee on Ethics is the Senate’s main investigative arm and writes legislation that allocates federal funds. Its jurisdiction includes the Department of Defense and the Commonwealth. This committee also deals with housing, international trade, and Indian affairs. While the Senate Budget Committee does not have the power to initiate criminal charges, it can provide evidence for prosecution. There’s no reason the Senate should be excluded from this oversight body. And they should do their job.
Besides the senate budget committee, there are many other committees in the Senate. The House Select Committee on Ethics has jurisdiction over issues related to national security, such as the Department of State and the National Energy Policy. It also oversees international trade and territorial policy. The Senate Select Finance Committee has jurisdiction over the Department of Commerce and other federal assets. A House subcommittee’s work is essential to the future of our nation.