Model Congress Club Overview

Model Congress is comprised of both small and full committee sessions. In small committee sessions delegates meet with their House or Senate committees, while in full sessions delegates meet with their representative bodies to debate a spectrum of bills.

Small Committee: This is a delegate’s smallest environment. They usually are surrounded by 20 or so other delegates. These delegates all have the same main debate focus, discussing bills that they find the most interesting. Small Committee meets every single day, except Sunday to debate specific topics that pertain to that committees jurisdiction.

Full Committee: This committee is a lot larger than small committee since it’s all the small committees in your House or Senate color meeting in one room. Full can be very intimidating, but that should never stop a delegate from participating. Here you will see a lot more variety in the topics, and so it requires more background knowledge. Since speaking opportunities are not given as often as in Small, make sure your speeches are impactful and worthwhile. Sunday in Full Committee does have an impact on awards, so make sure you give it your all every single session.