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what temporary committee of congress studies a specific is

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what temporary committee of congress studies a specific issue
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A "select" or "special" committee is appointed to perform a special function that is beyond the authority or capacity of a standing committee. A select committee is usually created by a resolution that outlines its duties and powers and the procedures for appointing members. Select and special committees are often investigative in nature, rather than legislative, though some select and special committees have the authority to draft and report legislation.

The committees generally expire after completion of their duties though they can be renewed. An example of a select committee would be the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, which is an advisory committee (it has no legislative authority) established by the 110th Congress.

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