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Why are committee assignments so important?

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Answered 2010-06-04 07:30:58

Congressional committees are the source of revenue for projects that produce the cash and jobs in various districts. It is where the "pork barrel" is located and having a vote on that committee insures a congressman of a "piece of the pie" for the folks back home.

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