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Professor Larry Sabato at the University of Virginia says, "the work that takes place in the committee and subcommittee rooms of Capitol Hill is critical to the productivity and effectiveness of Congress." As discussed in the Introduction Phase, all bills are debated in at least one committee. Additionally, a subcommittee may choose to hold public hearings on a particular bill. A bill must be approved by a majority of committee members before it can move on to the House Floor.

Remember, in Congress most bills never make it past this step.

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