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Capital Gains Tax
Carbon Dioxide
Carbon Sequestration
Carpetbagger
Case
Case Law
Cases and Controversies Requirement
Caucus
Centrist
Chamber
Checks and Balances
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
Cite
Citizen
Citizenship
City Administration
City Clerk
City Council
City Councilmember
City Manager
Civic Education
Civil Law
Civil Liberties
Civil Rights
Civil Society
Class Action
Classical Economics
Clerk of Courts
Climate Change
Cloakrooms
Closed Primary
Cloture
Coattails
Code
Code of Federal Regulations
Cold War
Colloquy
Commander in Chief
Commerce Clause
Committee
Common Good
Common Law
Commonwealth
Community
Compact Fluorescent Bulbs
Concurring Opinion
Conference Committee
Confirmation Hearing
Congress
Congressional Black Caucus
Congressional Budget Office
Congressional District
Congressional Record
Conscription
Conservative
Constituent
Constitution
Constitutionalism
Contempt of Court
Continuing Resolution
Controller
Coordinated Expenditure
Coroner
Cosponsor
County
County Board of Commissioners
County Executive Director
County Seat
Criminal Law
Cruel and Unusual Punishment
Committee

Congressional committees are made up of members of the U.S. Senate or House of Representatives and oversee specific subject areas, such as finance or intelligence or agriculture. Membership on a particular committee allows a legislator to develop specialized knowledge of that issue. Congress is divided into 42 committees (and nearly 200 when subcommittees are added). Most legislation originates in committees and then moves to the full House or Senate for approval.