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A joint committee is a committee made up of members of both chambers of a bicameral legislature. In other contexts, it refers to a committee with members from more than one organization.
Republic of Ireland
A Joint Committee of the Irish Oireachtas (parliament) comprises members of both Dáil Éireann (the lower house) and Seanad Éireann (the upper house).
In the UK the term "joint committee" can also refer to a committee of local authorities established under the provisions of Local Government Act 1972.
A joint committee of the United States Congress is a congressional committee consisting of both Senate and House members and having jurisdiction over matters of joint interest. An example of a joint committee is the Joint Committee on the Library. Most joint committees are permanent (as with the Library Committee) but temporary joint committees have been created to address specific issues (such as the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War during the American Civil War).
Current joint committees
- Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation
- List of Joint Committees (UK Local Government)
- Joint session
- "Committees of the U.S. Congress". Retrieved June 17, 2017.