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Committee Sessions are presided by Committee Chairs or Ranking Members. After the opening roll call and announcements, the Moderated Debate Mode is entered, allowing speakers to address the entire Committee publicly. Reactions may be entertained. It can be suspended to enter an informal discussion.
Committees draft and deliberate amendable Policy Recommendation Documents. These are based on the Policy Recommendation Proposals put forward by the Chairs or Ranking Members and need to be passed by a simple majority vote to be considered successful.
Committee Members wish to be seen as productive and persuasive policy makers. They are expected to submit Position Papers with their policy stances and proposals regarding the Committee Agenda Items via email by a given deadline (to be specified). These should not exceed 2000 words in total. High quality Position Papers are central to being elevated to the Ranking Member status (two Members on each Committee - one Democrat and one Republican).
The Democrats and Republicans are further divided into the Radicals and Moderates. The Moderates are supposed to follow the debate closely and get involved at least occasionally as they are expected to vote for the best policies for their country. The Radicals have to come up with arguments that also appeal to the Moderates from across the aisle.
Committee Chairs will give verbal feedback to all participants throughout the simulation. If you wish to receive written feedback after the Conference as well, please email us prior to the event.
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