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Role of political parties in congress?

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December 08, 2010 6:29AM

I guess I'll answer my own question.

Parties allocate members to committees to maximize the joint utility of its members, taking into account how the committees' memberships affect the legislation adopted by the legislature.

The more members from one party in a committee, results in the party getting what they want done.