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  United States House of Representatives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The 435 seats in the House are apportioned among the fifty states by population determined by a decennial census.
Delegates to the United States House of from the District of Columbia
Delegates to the United States House of from Guam
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 Texas Politics - Speaker of the House: Samual T. Rayburn
Sam Rayburn (1882-1961), Texas legislator, congressman, and longtime speaker of the United States House of Representatives, was born near the Clinch River in Roane County, eastern Tennessee, on January 6, 1882, son of William Marion and Martha (Waller) Rayburn.
In 1906 Rayburn won a seat in the Texas House of Representatives; he attended the University of Texas law school between legislative sessions and was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1908.
He was reelected to the state legislature in 1908 and 1910; in his third term he served as speaker of the House.
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 Speaker of the House   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Speaker of the House of Representatives is widely viewed as symbolizing the power and authority of the House.
The Speaker is often responsible for airing and defending the majority party's legislative agenda in the House.
The Speaker's third distinct role is that of an elected Member of the House.
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 Speaker of the United States House of Representatives - dKosopedia
The Speaker of the House of Representatives is the presiding officer of the United States House of Representatives.
The Speaker is currently second (after the Vice President) in line to succeed to the U.S. presidency in the case of death or resignation of the President.
The speaker of the House is ceremonially the highest ranking legislative official in the United States government.
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 ipedia.com: United States Congress Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Each house of Congress has the power to introduce legislation on any subject, except for legislation dealing with gathering revenue (generally through taxes), which must originate in the House of Representatives (specifically the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means).
In the House, a petition to release a bill from a committee to the floor requires the signatures of 218 members; in the Senate, a majority of all members is required.
Once passed by both houses, the bill is sent to the president, for constitutionally the president must act on a bill for it to become law.
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 Wikinfo | United States House of Representatives
The House of Representatives is the lower house of the United States Congress, whose upper house is the United States Senate.
The House is presided over by the Speaker of the House, who is elected from among the members.
The House chamber is located in the north wing of the United States Capitol, in Washington, DC.
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 United States House of Representatives - Uncyclopedia
The House of Representatives is one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States, the other being the Senate.
Pursuant to the constitutional principle of "No Taxation without Representation", each state is represented in the House of Representatives in accordance with its federal tax base, with the proviso that each state is entitled to at least one Representative member.
The flag atop the building is the personal ensign flag of the Speaker of the House of Representatives which flies whenever she is in the building.
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 Speaker of the United States House of Representatives : Speaker of the House of Representatives
The Speaker is the presiding officer of the United States House of Representatives.
The Speaker is currently second in line to succeed to the US presidency in the case of death or resignation after the Vice President.
The American speaker is also a much more politically active figure than many of his counterparts in other countries, and though he has little formal power, throughout American history the speakership has evolved into one of the nation's key political positions.
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 Speaker of the United States House of Representatives - Uncyclopedia
Speaker of the House of Representatives In 1943 the United States realized that the House of Representaives meetings werent going to well, you see no one was the official speaker so they sat there in silence for sometimes days, even months and years.
All in all 3 representatives were killed in the blaze, but they were said to be the ones that no one cared about.
First Speaker of the House The first speaker of the house was Donald Trump of The apprentice fame.
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 References - Champ Clark   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
James Beauchamp Clark, known as Champ Clark, (March 7, 1850 - March 2, 1921) was a prominent United States politician in the United States Democratic Party from the 1890s until his death, and was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in U.S. presidential election, 1912.
He served as the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1911 to 1919.
Clark ran for Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives in 1903, but was defeated by John Sharp Williams of Mississippi.
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 MyDD :: MyDD Conversation with House Speaker Tom Foley
On Tuesday afternoon, I had the honor of speaking with the last Democratic Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Thomas Foley of Washington, who served in the position from 1989 to 1995.
Jonathan Singer: You served in the leadership of the House during some fairly unprecedented times, including the resignation of the Speaker of the House, the indictment of the chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, and of course the House banking scandal as well.
Now compared to that, Speaker Hastert kept the vote open on the prescription drug bill for over three hours, while the Secretary of HHS was brought to the floor to help persuade Members to vote for it, and a number of other things took place that finally led to the passage.
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 Speaker of the United States House of Representatives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
[[Sam Rayburn, who served as Speaker from 1940—1947, 1949—1953, and 1955—1961, more than twice as long as any other person held the position.]] The speaker of the House is ceremonially the highest ranking legislative official in the United States government.
Since the Speaker and the President are often from different parties, this can sometimes leads to situtations in which the two officials appear at odds with each other.
The speaker is also a much more politically active figure than many of his counterparts in other countries, and though he has little formal power, throughout American history the speakership has evolved into one of the nation's key political positions.
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The Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Thomas P. O’Neill, Jr., and the Bipartisan Leadership Group of the House of Representatives, Jim Wright, Majority Leader; Robert Michael, Republication Leader; Thomas Foley, Majority Whip; and Trent Lott, Republican Whip, intervened as defendants.
Representatives Mack and Cheney were included as special members of the delegation to a second conference, and the House accepted their proposal for a GAO role after that second conference.
United States, 357 U.S. Patently, “interpretation of the law” and “application of the law” to facts, GAO’s functions in this Act, are the heart of the functions performed every day for the past century and longer by independent regulatory commissions and their precursors.
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 Handbook of Texas Online: SAM RAYBURN LIBRARY
Of special interest to tourists is the speaker's office, an exact replica of the speaker's office in Washington.
Shelved in the room is a complete run of the published proceedings of the United States Congress from the First Continental Congress of 1774 to the present, an invaluable resource for researchers.
papers, which are housed in the basement, were primarily arranged by Karl Trever (1903-1983), special assistant to the archivist of the United States, who did similar service for several presidential libraries.
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 Speaker of the United States House of Representatives - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The current Speaker is Dennis Hastert, a Republican Congressman from Illinois, whose term will expire at the end of the 109th Congress on January 3, 2007, at which time Nancy Pelosi will assume the office as history's first female Speaker.
In the Presidential Line of Succession, he or she is second in the line, after the Vice President of the United States and before the President Pro Tempore of the United States Senate.
In that case, even though the House convened on December 2, it could not begin the Speakership election until December 14 because of an election dispute in New Jersey known as the "Broad Seal War".
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 Carl Albert Biography
The Carl Albert Center, University of Oklahoma, was named after Carl B. Albert (1908-2000), the 46th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (1971-1976).
As Speaker of the House, he followed the tradition of not introducing legislation at all.
Carl Albert was the 46th Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1971 to 1976, a period when the issues troubling the country--Vietnam, busing, the economy, the energy crisis, and Watergate--were played out in the chambers of Congress and the Oval Office of the White House.
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 Speaker of the United States House of Representatives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
[[Dennis Hastert of Illinois, the current Speaker of the House (since January 6, 1999)]] The Speaker of the House of Representatives is the presiding officer of the United States House of Representatives.
The Speaker of the House ranks fifth in the United States order of precedence.
[[Sam Rayburn, who served as Speaker from 1940—1947, 1949—1953, and 1955—1961, more than twice as long as any of his predecessors.]] The Speaker of the House is ceremonially the highest ranking legislative official in the United States government.
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 References - Nicholas Longworth
Nicholas Longworth (November 5, 1869-April 9, 1931) was a prominent United States politician in the United States Republican Party during the first third of the 20th century.
After an ensuing decade of political ill-fortune the Republicans lost the majority in the House from 1911 to 1919, Longworths father-in-law bolted the Republican Party in the U.S. presidential election, 1912, and Longworth lost his seat from 1913 to 1915 Longworth became Majority Leader of the United States House of Representatives in 1923.
Ironically, his first act as speaker was to restore much of the power to the office that had been stripped away during the revolt against Cannon.
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 Speaker of the United States House of Representatives information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Aside from duties relating to heading the House and his or her political party, the Speaker also performs administrative and procedural functions, and remains a representative of his or her congressional district.
Thereafter, the Clerk calls the roll of the House; when a member's name is called, he or she verbally announces his or her vote.
Normally, the Speaker votes only when his or her vote would be decisive, and on matters of great importance (such as constitutional amendments).
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As the House parties pointed out, without contradiction by the Executive, the scale of responsibility devolved upon the GAO by this Act is far less than that of the independent Federal Reserve Board, which the district court and the plaintiffs accept as an appropriate standard of comparison.
The settled Executive position was that “members of the independent regulatory commissions are ‘Officers of the United States’.
One State after another resorted to the appointment of a special officer to assist the Treasurer and to scrutinize the general fiscal administration, laying statements of the public finances before the Legislature.
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