AP Style Committee, Subcommittee

Do I Capitalize Committee or Subcommittee?


Do not abbreviate.

Capitalize when part of a formal name. For example,

  • the House Committee on Ethics

Do not capitalize “committee” in shortened versions of long committee names. For example,

  • the Special Senate Select Committee to Investigate Improper Labor-Management Practices


  • the rackets committee


Lowercase when used with the name of legislative body’s full committee. For example,

  • an Infrastructure and Transportation subcommittee

Capitalize when a subcommittee has a proper name of its own. For example,

  • the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations



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