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 Visiting D.C. - United States House of Representatives, 110th Congress, 1st Session
The Chamber of the United States House of Representatives.
This exhibition features the House of Representatives as it was during the half century it met in this chamber.
The Old Hall of the House, now known as Statuary Hall, is one of the most historic spaces in the United States Capitol.
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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: United States House of Representatives, Texas District 22   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Texas District 22 of the United States House of Representatives is the congressional district that covers a south-central portion of the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown metropolitan area.
Texas District 2 of the United States House of Representatives is a Congressional district that serves the southeast portion of the state of Texas.
Texas District 3 of the United States House of Representatives is a Congressional district that serves an area north and northeast of Dallas.
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 USA States . com - US states Portal
During the 19th and 20th centuries, 37 new states were added to the original 13 as the nation expanded across the North American continent and acquired a number of overseas possessions.
The United States of America is a federal republic composed of 50 states, of which all except one - Hawaii islands - are in mainland America.
The United States of America, which covers the central part of North America, grew out of the British colonies that were established in the north America in the first half of the 17th century.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: United States House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The United States House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims has jurisdiction over immigration and naturalization, border security, admission of refugees, treaties, conventions and international agreements, claims against the United States, federal charters of incorporation, private immigration and claims bills, non-border enforcement, other appropriate matters as referred by the Chairman, and relevant oversight.
Lamar Seeligson Smith (born November 19, 1947) is a politician from the state of Texas, currently representing the states 21st Congressional district (map) in the United States House of Representatives.
Dan Lungren Daniel Edward Lungren (born September 22, 1946), a Republican from California, was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 2004, representing the states 3rd Congressional district (map).
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 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 435 seats in the House are apportioned among the fifty states by population, as determined by a decennial census.
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 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Each state is represented in the House proportionally to its population, and is entitled to at least one Representative.
The House is often considered the "lower house," and the Senate as the "upper house," although the United States Constitution does not use such language.
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 as votes are in progress.
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 House of Representatives - MSN Encarta
The delegates compromised, deciding that seats in the House of Representatives would be distributed according to population and that seats in the Senate would be distributed equally among the states.
Many states enacted laws in the early 1990s to limit the number of terms their representatives (and senators) could serve, but in 1995 the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that these laws violated the Constitution.
House seats are divided among the states by population in a process known as apportionment.
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 United States House of Representatives - tScholars.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The United States House of Representatives is one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States.
Under article one, section two of the constitution, seats in the House of Representatives are apportioned among the states on the basis of population, as determined by a census conducted every ten years.
Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution sets forth three qualifications for representatives: each representative must be at least twenty-five years old, must have been a citizen of the United States for at least the past seven years, and must be (at the time of the election) an inhabitant of the state he represents.
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 United States House of Representatives - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
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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 United States House of Representatives   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Delegates to the United States House of from Dakota Territory
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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 United States House of Representatives - Knowmore   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It is conventional to consider the House as the "lower house", and the Senate as the "upper house", although the U.S. Constitution, while making the functions of the two houses different in various ways, does not use such language.
Each state is represented in the House in accordance with the size of its population, with the proviso that each state is entitled to at least one Representative member.
Furthermore, the House of Representatives holds that the Senate does not have the power to originate appropriation bills, or bills authorizing the expenditure of federal funds.
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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.
While there is a majority leader in the House of Representatives, he is in fact the second highest officer of the majority, and the Speaker is in fact the functioning leader of the majority.
The speaker of the House is ceremonially the highest ranking legislative official in the United States government.
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 Browns in the United States House of Representatives
Aaron was elected to the Tennessee State Senate and served from 1821-1825 and to the State House of Representatives, serving 1831-1833.
The state school for the blind at Nashville and one for deaf and dumb at Knoxville were incorporated during his administration.
He was appointed by President Buchanan as Postmaster General of the United States on 6 Mar 1857 and served until his death in Washington, DC 8 Mar 1859.
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 House of Representatives - dKosopedia
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 State shall have the Qualifications requisite for Electors of the most numerous Branch of the State Legislature.
Members of the House are elected in even-numbered years to two-year terms, though special elections may be held at other times to fill a vacancy in the case of a member's resignation, death, or removal from office.
House Committee on Rules - This is an arm of the majority party caucus that imposes rules that facilitate implementation of party goals.
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 Department of Commerce v. United States House of Representatives, 525 U.S. 316 (1999)
It further requires that “[t]he tabulation of total population by States … as required for the apportionment of Representatives in Congress among the several States shall be completed within 9 months after the census date and reported by the Secretary to the President of the United States.” §141(b).
The House sought a declaration that the Bureau’s proposed use of sampling to determine the population for purposes of apportioning Members of the House of Representatives among the several States violates the Census Act and the Constitution.
The District Court held that the House had Article III standing, the suit was ripe for review, equitable concerns did not warrant dismissal, the suit did not violate separation of powers principles, and the Census Act does not permit the use of the challenged sampling procedures in counting the population for apportionment.
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 Ben's Guide (6-8): Branches of Government -- Legislative Branch -- The House of Representatives
By dividing Congress into two houses, the House of Representatives would favor states with larger populations, while the Senate would favor those states with smaller populations.
The number of representatives is based on the number of districts in a state.
Representatives, elected for two-year terms, must be 25 years old, a citizen for at least seven years, and a resident of the state from which they are elected.
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 United States House of Representatives at AllExperts
The United States House of Representatives is, along with the United States Senate, one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States.
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 as votes are in progress.
Under Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution, seats in the House of Representatives are apportioned among the states on the basis of population, as determined by the census conducted every ten years.
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 United States House of Representatives information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The United States House of Representatives is one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States.
Under article one, section two of the constitution, seats in the House of Representatives are apportioned among the states on the basis of population, as determined by a census conducted every ten years.
Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution sets forth three qualifications for representatives: each representative must be at least twenty-five years old, must have been a citizen of the United States for at least the past seven years, and must be (at the time of the election) an inhabitant of the state he represents.
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 Congress of the United States: The House of Representatives — Infoplease.com
Members of the House of Representatives are apportioned among the states according to their populations in the federal census.
States that are entitled only to one (currently Alaska, Delaware, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, and Wyoming) have a representative at large, i.e., one elected by the whole state.
A representative must be 25 or older, a U.S. citizen of at least seven years standing, and a resident of the state in which he or she is elected.
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