Definitions for "Conference Committee"
A committee consisting of members of both houses to work out their differences when the 2 houses pass different versions of the same bill.
A joint, bipartisan House-Senate committee of six members which attempts to settle differences over bills which both chambers wish to support. In the House, the Speaker appoints two Members from the majority party and one from the minority party. In the Senate, the President Pro Tempore follows the same procedure.
A group of people appointed from both the House and the Senate in order to reach a compromise when two different versions of the same bill have been passed by the two chambers.