A conference committee
is an ad
joint committee of a bicameral
, which is appointed by, and
consists of, members of both chambers to resolve disagreements on a
. While such committees
are common in the United States Congress and other U.S.
legislatures, they are no longer in use in the Parliament of
the United Kingdom or most other bicameral Westminster system parliaments.
the U.S. Congress
, the conference committee
is usually composed of the senior members of the standing committees
of each House that
originally considered the legislation. A Conference Committee is a
temporary panel of House and Senate negotiators. A conference
committee is created to resolve differences between versions of
similar House and Senate bills.