There are 20 standing committees in the U.S. House of Representatives, each specializing in an important area of national interest. From reviewing legislation to providing congressional oversight of government activity, these committees handle a wide variety of responsibilities.
Each member of Congress typically serves on a small number of committees, and Rep. Norman is proud to serve on three during the 118th Congress, including:
The House Committee on Financial Services is responsible for legislation and issues related to the U.S. economy, our banking systems, securities and exchanges, along with housing and insurance. The Committee also maintains oversight of our nation's capital markets, the U.S. Treasury, the Federal Reserve Board, and the 12 Federal Reserve Banks across the country.
- Subcommittee on Financial Institutions
- Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance
The House Rules Committee is responsible for deciding which measures are brought before the House of Representatives, and the rules that govern their consideration. This includes "original jurisdiction" measures, which commonly represent changes to the standing rules of the House. The Committee's jurisdiction also includes "special rules" that determine the terms and conditions of debate for a particular issue.
The Constitution gives Congress the power to spend, collect revenue, and borrow. Over time, Congress has developed various rules and practices to govern consideration of budgetary legislation. The committee’s primary responsibilities include: the budget resolution, reconciliation, budget process reform, oversight of the Congressional Budget Office, revisions of allocations and adjustments, and scorekeeping.