Posted: February 1st, 2016
Which one of the following statements about the seniority principle is most accurate?
A) The seniority principle is based on length of time the member has spent in Congress.
B) Because of seniority, committee chairs exercise absolute power over their committees.
C) Seniority is no longer absolute in selection of committee chairs, but it is usually followed.
D) Seniority is no longer used at all in the choice of committee chairs.
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