Tag: House of Representatives

Richard Arenberg’s “Congressional Procedure” from TheCapitol.Net

Richard Arenberg’s “Congressional Procedure” from TheCapitol.Net

ALEXANDRIA, VA – (October 8, 2018) – Just in time for the November midterm elections, TheCapitol.Net is pleased to announce the publication of a major new reference work, Congressional Procedure: A Practical Guide to the Legislative Process in the U.S. Congress, by Richard A. Arenberg. If the U.S. Constitution is the rule book, this is […]

House / House of Representatives (CongressionalGlossary.com)

House / House of Representatives (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms 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 […]

A Guide to Voting on the House Floor

A Guide to Voting on the House Floor

There are four types of votes that occur in the House of Representatives. They are voice, division, yea and nay, and record votes. A voice vote refers to members calling out ‘yea’ or ‘nay’ whenever a question is put in the House. The Speaker will determine the outcome of the vote by the volume of […]

Differences between the House and the Senate

Differences between the House and the Senate

In preparing to work with members of Congress, it is important to understand the differences between the House and the Senate. The more you understand about each chamber of Congress, the better prepared you will be to gain support for your issue. photo credit: Ewan-M At 435 members, the House is the larger chamber. The […]

Glossary of Legislative Terms: “Well”

Glossary of Legislative Terms: “Well”

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D.C. Journalist Daniel Schorr Dies at 93

D.C. Journalist Daniel Schorr Dies at 93

Legendary political journalist Daniel Schorr passed away on July 23 at a local D.C. hospital after a brief illness. Schorr worked in the broadcast and print journalism industry for more than 70 years and was an author of non-fiction books, including his own 2001 memoir, Staying Tuned: A Life in Journalism. Schorr described himself as a […]

Goodwin, Byrd, and the Filibuster

Goodwin, Byrd, and the Filibuster

Carte Goodwin (D-WV) was sworn in Tuesday as an interim replacement of Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV), who passed away on June 28 while in office. At 36 years old, Sen. Goodwin is the youngest current Senator, and is filling the shoes of the man who was the oldest and, as we mentioned yesterday, the longest-serving Senator. […]

Car Dealers Stay Strong in D.C.

Car Dealers Stay Strong in D.C.

Later today, the Senate will convene and resume consideration of the conference report to accompany the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (H.R. 4173), intended to strengthen consumer protection in the wake of the national economic crisis. What’s noteworthy about the legislation is not just what would be included within it, but […]

The Constitution of the United States, Article. I. Section. 2. The House

The Constitution of the United States, Article. I. Section. 2. The House

The United States Constitution Article. I. (The Legislative Branch) Section. 2. (The House) Note: Article I, section 2, of the Constitution was modified by section 2 of the 14th amendment. The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of the several States, and the Electors in each […]