House / House of Representatives
The House of Representatives, as distinct from the Senate, although each body is a “house” or “chamber” of Congress. Established by the Constitution, Article I, Section 2. See “A Note About Usage: ‘Congress’.”
When members of the House and House staff speak of “the other body,” they are speaking of the Senate.
Also see Chamber; Clerk of the House; Committee of the Whole; Floor / Aisle / Candy Desk / Gallery; Presiding Officer; Speaker; Well; the Congressional Deskbook; Chapter 4 – House Floor, in Congressional Procedure.
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