[ noun ] (government) a special group delegated to consider some matter
"A committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours" - Milton Berle
Used in print(The Dallas Morning News,...)
Committee approval of Gov._Price_Daniel 's `` abandoned property '' act seemed certain Thursday despite the adamant protests of Texas bankers .
Under committee rules , it went automatically to a subcommittee for one week .
He told the committee the measure would merely provide means of enforcing the escheat law which has been on_the_books `` since Texas was a republic '' .
A House committee which heard his local_option proposal is expected to give it a favorable report , although the resolution faces hard_sledding later .
The Senate quickly whipped_through its meager fare of House bills approved by committees , passing the three on the calendar .
administrative_unit board jury subcommittee conservancy fairness_commission presidium vestry election_commission Economic_and_Social_Council_commission blue_ribbon_commission ethics_committee finance_committee planning_commission politburo PAC zoning_commission national_security_council select_committee standing_committee steering_committee committee_member commissioner entrust
[ noun ] a self-constituted organization to promote something
Used in print(The New York Times,...)
Named by Mayor_Wagner three years ago to head a committee that included James_A._Farley , Bernard_Gimbel and Clint_Blume , Shea worked relentlessly .