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House Committee history

What is the oldest standing committee in the House of Representatives?

A. Appropriations
B. Armed Services
C. Budget
D. Ways and Means

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Answer: D, Ways and Means

"The Committee on Ways and Means was originally created as a select committee in the 1st Congress on July 24, 1789. It became a standing committee in the 4th Congress (1795–1797)."

Source: House of Representatives

Posted by FederalDaily Staff on Oct 13, 2016 at 10:56 AM


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