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 in the House 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.

 


House Votes to Censure Rep. Charles Rangel

 

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