Well (CongressionalGlossary.com)

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Well

The well on the floor of the House Chamber. Image courtesy of the Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives

The well on the floor of the House Chamber. Image courtesy of the Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives

Open space in front of the House chamber between members’ seats and the podium. Members may speak from lecterns in the well.

A censure resolution requires the member to go to the well of the House, where the presiding officer, normally the speaker, reads aloud the resolution of censure.


Also see A Note About Usage: “Congress”; Chamber; Congress Seating Charts; Floor / Aisle / Candy Desk / Gallery; House; Senate; Seniority / Junior Senator / Senior Senator; § 6.113, Who Is Allowed on the House Floor? and § 6.192 Who Is Allowed on the Senate Floor? § 11.11, House Floor Plan, § 11.21, Senate Seating Chart, in Congressional Deskbook.

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