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 United States House of Representatives - The Legislative Process
A bill originating in the House of Representatives is designated by the letters "H.R.", signifying "House of Representatives", followed by a number that it retains throughout all its parliamentary stages.
On approval by both the House of Representatives and Senate, they are signed by the Clerk of the House and the Secretary of the Senate.
Any Member in the House of Representatives may introduce a bill at any time while the House is in session by simply placing it in the "hopper" provided for the purpose at the side of the Clerk's desk in the House Chamber.
www.accd.edu /sac/gov/berrier/2301/Lawmaking.htm   (1496 words)

  
 US House of Representatives Approves $400 Billion Defense Budget
The House of Representatives has approved $400 billion in defense spending for the current fiscal year.
The House and the Senate approved their respective versions of the bill earlier this year, but both chambers must act on the final negotiated version, before it can go to President Bush for signature.
The ability of U.S. aircraft to re-fuel in flight will be enhanced by the acquisition of 100 new tanker aircraft, 80 of them purchased and 20 leased over the next 10 years.
www.wingovcon.com /defense-budget.htm   (535 words)

  
 US House of Representatives | Business solutions from AllBusiness.com
The U.S. House of Representatives, Office of Chief Administrative Officer, is requesting proposals for award of up to three indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contracts for maintenance of existing infrastructure and installation of new cabling.
The US House of Representatives and Senate finalized changes to the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) fiscal 2006 budget at the end of September.
The U.S. Senate voted Sept. 10 to block a proposal by the Bush administration to revise the rules governing the overtime provisions of the Fair...
www.allbusiness.com /us-house-representatives/3069553-1.html   (857 words)

  
 RTE News - US House of Representatives votes to ease embargo against Cuba
The American House of Representatives has voted in favour of measures which would help ease the 38-year-old trade embargo against Cuba.
The Republican-led House passed amendments aimed at easing restrictions on Americans travelling to the communist-ruled island.
Congressman Mark Sandford said that the House felt it was time for the US to pursue a policy of engagement with Cuba.
www.rte.ie /news/2000/0721/cuba.html   (125 words)

  
 US House of Representatives Approves Resolution on Hamas
The House of Representatives has overwhelmingly approved a resolution opposing any new U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority unless Hamas revokes its call for the destruction of Israel.
In speeches on the floor of the House of Representatives, lawmakers voiced their opposition to any U.S. taxpayer dollars going to the Palestinian Authority until Hamas changes its stated goals and renounces violence.
Although the House-passed resolution was symbolic in nature, a bipartisan group of House lawmakers recently introduced separate legislation proposing a range of tough sanctions against the Palestinian Authority.
www.voanews.com /english/2006-02-16-voa4.cfm   (542 words)

  
 United States House of Representatives - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The chamber of the United States House of Representatives is located in the south wing of the Capitol building, in Washington, D.C. This photograph shows a rare glimpse of the four vote tallying boards (the flish squares across the top), which display each member's name and vote while votes are in progress.
The Republicans would hold on to the House until the United States Congressional elections, 2006, during which the Democrats won back control of both the House of Representatives and the Senate.
The Speaker has a role both as a leader of the House and the leader of his or her party (which need not be the majority party; theoretically, a member of the minority party could be elected Speaker with the support of a fraction of members of the majority party).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_States_House_of_Representatives   (6566 words)

  
 United States House of Representatives, 109th Congress, 2nd Session: Homepage
Oversight plans based on the jurisdiction of the committee and the hearing schedules for the 109th Congress.
Current operating status of the United States House of Representatives.
U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC 20515 (202) 224-3121 TTY: (202) 225-1904
www.house.gov   (239 words)

  
 US House of Representatives - CubaMania Cuba Forums
The House of Representatives voted to end funding for enforcement of the travel ban to Cuba Tuesday evening by a vote of 227-188.
This is the third consecutive year that the House has voted to end restrictions on travel to Cuba and the second year it has voted to allow unrestricted remittances to the island.
For three consecutive years, the House has voted overwhelmingly to lift the ban on travel, only to have a small group of Members undermine the will of the House in Conference Committee.
www.cubamania.com /cuba/showthread.php?t=12826   (798 words)

  
 US House of Representatives Approves Iraq Spending Measure   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The House of Representatives has approved, by a vote of 351 to 67, $70 billion in new funding in support of U.S. military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
House approval of the supplemental bill, which also contains money for hurricane victims in the U.S. Gulf Coast, sends the compromise measure back to the Senate which is expected to quickly approve and then send the measure to President Bush for signature.
Republicans have drafted a resolution declaring that the United States will complete the mission in Iraq and prevail in the global war on terror, and stating that setting an arbitrary date for withdrawing troops is not in the interest of the United States.
www.voanews.com /english/2006-06-13-voa57.cfm   (624 words)

  
 Biases revealed in US House of Representatives - opinion - 17 May 2005 - New Scientist
A mathematical study of the US House of Representatives reveals clear partisanship - including stacked committees - within the House.
While this may not surprise political analysts, the objective analysis contradicts the US Code, which outlines US laws and suggests a just system in which all legislation receives a fair hearing from politicians who put the country’s interests ahead of their political party’s.
The paper identifies the House Rules, Judiciary, and Homeland Security committees as being the most partisan while the Intelligence committee is one of the least partisan.
www.newscientist.com /article.ns?id=dn7386   (539 words)

  
 Wild Horses Win Victory in US House of Representatives
In what is undeniably a tremendous victory on behalf of all horses, the House passed an amendment sponsored by Congressmen Nick Rahall (D-WV), Ed Whitfield (R-KY), John Sweeney (R-NY) and John Spratt (D-SC) that prohibits taxpayer funds from being used to sell or slaughter America's wild horses.
As the amendment’s sponsors pointed out on the floor of the House of Representatives, such an underhanded method is not how the business of the American people should be conducted.
Despite the enormous amount of misinformation being spread by pro-horse slaughter individuals, the facts remain clear: wild horses are not to blame for rangeland destruction, they are not starving to death and that there are far too few of these national treasures.
www.saplonline.org /w_horses_rwwin.htm   (372 words)

  
 US House of Representatives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
For purposes of this website, the example chosen is that of the Unites States House for Representatives.
Members of the House of Representatives are elected every two years and must be at least 25 years of age when they are given the oath of office.
Membership in the House is apportioned every 10 years so the membership of Congress reflects the population changes in the country.
www.personal.psu.edu /jrz123/FederalLegislativeBranch.htm   (255 words)

  
 Write Your Representative - Contact your Congressperson in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Write Your Representative - Contact your Congressperson in the U.S. House of Representatives.
This service will assist you by identifying your Congressperson in the U.S. House of Representatives and providing contact information.
Please note that messages for specific Representatives sent to the Service Administrator will not be forwarded to the Representative.
www.house.gov /writerep   (88 words)

  
 Intelligent Design defended from the floor of the US House of Representatives
Canady), chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution has considered holding a congressional hearing on the bias and viewpoint discrimination in science and science education.
Nevertheless, many of us continue to be concerned about the unreasoning viewpoint discrimination in science.
As the Congress, it might be wise for us to question whether the legitimate authority of science over scientific matters is being misused by persons who wish to identify science with a philosophy they prefer.
www.arn.org /docs/idushouse_700.htm   (2588 words)

  
 Importance of Music Resolutions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
U.S. On May 4, 2004, the United States House of Representatives approved a resolution supporting music education.
In a victory for school music education programs across the country, the U.S. House of Representatives recently passed H. RES., 380 recognizing the benefits and importance of school-based music education.
The resolution was read on the floor of the House on May 4, 2004 at 7:04 Eastern time and covered on cable television by C-SPAN.
www.ensemble.org /MusicRes.html   (513 words)

  
 Catholic World News : US House kills marriage-protection amendment
Although a majority of representatives supported the proposed amendment, the 236- 187 vote in favor of the measure fell well short of the required two-thirds majority required for a constitutional amendment.
The White House had lobbied in favor of the measure, saying that a constitutional amendment is "the only alternative left" to protect the institution of marriage from activist courts.
While lamenting the defeat in the House of Representatives, proponents of the Marriage Protection Amendment said that the votes would stimulate more grassroots activism, prompting conservative citizens to support political candidates who will protect traditional marriage.
www.cwnews.com /news/viewstory.cfm?recnum=45400   (748 words)

  
 Delaware County Council League of Women Voters Guide - US House of Representatives - District 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
There are 535 members of the US House of Representatives but the number for each state is adjusted via reapportionment after each 10 year census.
All candidates were asked: As a US Representative, what would you do to stop the overreaching of power by the Executive Branch and to restore our Constitutional system of Separation of Powers, Checks and Balances, and the Rule of Law?
Its policy is one of nonpartisanship; it does not support or oppose any political parties or candidates, but encourages its members to participate as individuals in the party of their choice.
pa.lwv.org /delco/voting/ushouse2.html   (382 words)

  
 Democratic Caucus --   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Ecclesiastes tells us there is, ‘a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted.’ America quite literally needs to grow our own energy independence—home-grown, American-owned energy alternatives like biofuels.
U.S. Rep. Menendez today expressed concern over proposals to privatize Social Security and unveiled a new feature on the Democratic Caucus website designed to demonstrate how much the American people could lose under privatization.
On July 1, 2006 the interest rates on outstanding federal student loans are expected to rise to just over 7 percent—the highest rate in six years—and the rate on outstanding federal parent loans are expected to rise to about 7.8 percent.
dems.house.gov   (836 words)

  
 US House approves US-India nuclear energy deal - UPDATE - Forbes.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
WASHINGTON (XFN-ASIA) - The US House of Representatives approved a controversial US-India civilian nuclear energy deal, which supporters said will be the cornerstone of a new strategic alliance between the two countries.
The House lawmakers Wednesday voted 359-68 in favor of the legislation, which must now be approved by the Senate before President George W. Bush can sign it into law.
U.S. indexes are delayed at least 15 minutes with the exception of Nasdaq, Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 which are 2 minutes delayed.
www.forbes.com /business/feeds/afx/2006/07/26/afx2907610.html   (562 words)

  
 Three Wilderness Bills Pass US House of Representatives
The bill is championed in the US House by Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA), who represents all of the areas included.
Changes were made to the proposal as it headed to the House floor so the bill now goes back to the Senate for consideration, since the House and Senate have passed different versions of the bill.
Statement of the Vermont Wilderness Association on the U.S. House of Representatives’ vote to pass the New England Wilderness Act of 2006 (12/04/2006)
www.wilderness.org /NewsRoom/Release/20060726.cfm   (867 words)

  
 RTE News - US House of Representatives passes Iraq resolution
The US House of Representatives has passed a resolution giving US President George W Bush authorisation to order military force against Iraq.
The White House said it was not up to Iraq whether or not to allow inspections, but up to the United Nations.
He denied US claims that Baghdad was developing weapons of mass destruction.
www.rte.ie /news/2002/1010/iraq.html   (145 words)

  
 Wild Horses Again Win Victory in US House of Representatives
The US House of Representatives today resoundingly reaffirmed by unanimous consent what it originally declared in 1971
America's wild, free-roaming horses and burros must be protected from commercial exploitation and the cruel slaughter industry.
In a tremendous victory on behalf of all horses, the House again passed an amendment sponsored by Representatives Nick Rahall (D-WV), Ed Whitfield (R-KY), John Sweeney (R-NY) and John Spratt (D-SC) that prohibits taxpayer funds from being used to sell or slaughter America's wild horses.
www.saplonline.org /w_horses_rwwin07.htm   (366 words)

  
 FBI Raids US House of Representatives Office   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Washington - FBI officers raided a House of Representatives office building on Saturday night, and NBC television said it had searched the offices of Louisiana Democratic Rep. William Jefferson.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation confirmed the unusual raid at the Rayburn House Office Building on Washington's Capitol Hill but would not say whose office was searched.
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www.truthout.org /docs_2006/052106D.shtml   (432 words)

  
 Legislative Documents in XML at the United States House of Representatives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The purpose of this website is to provide information about the ongoing work of the U.S. House of Representatives in relation to the eXtensible Markup Language (XML).
Drafting Legislation Using XML at the U.S. House of Representatives provides additional information about the history of drafting legislation at the House and current efforts to create an authoring application.
The U.S. House of Representatives assumes no responsibility whatsoever for their use by other parties, and makes no guarantees, expressed or implied, about their quality, reliability, or any other characteristic.
xml.house.gov   (311 words)

  
 House of Representatives publications authorized for dissemination via GPO Access.
House of Representatives publications authorized for dissemination via GPO Access.
This page, House Publications online via GPO Access, has moved to the new gpoaccess.gov domain.
A service of the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office.
www.access.gpo.gov /congress/house/index.html   (48 words)

  
 US House of Representatives Press Releases
Press releases related to US House of Representatives.
U.S. Representative Barney Frank, incoming chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, will discuss "Waging War On Wages" at a National Press Club luncheon on Wednesday, Jan.
The following is being issued by the U.S. Postal Service: What: This souvenir sheet commemorates the 400th anniversary of the explorations of Samuel de Champlain in 1606.
www.topix.net /us-house/pr   (981 words)

  
 US House of Representatives wades into Hot Coffeegate
US House of Representatives wades into Hot Coffeegate
THE US US House of Representatives voted 355 – 21 to support a Federal Trade Commission move to investigate the Hot Coffeegate "scandal".
Now that the federal government has stepped in Rockstar and Take 2 could find themselves in even more hot… wait for it, wait for it… coffee if it is found that they deliberately deceived the ESRB.
www.theinquirer.net /?article=24922   (171 words)

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