1).In Congress (both houses– the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House), what is a committee? What is the purpose of committees in the legislative branch of the federal government? 2).How are committees divided and organized in the two houses of Congress? 3).Use the links below to examine the list of Congressional committees. Choose one committee–your choice–in the U.S. House or U.S. Senate. Provide information about that committee: its current chair, its ranking minority member, and one bill which has recently been considered or one event which has recently happened or is happening in that committee. 4).Explain the bill, or event, that you found and why you see it as important (or unimportant) for our nation at this time. 5).Give your own opinion on the issue or topic covered by that particular bill or event. Provide reasons for your views. Be specific.