The House of Representatives


The United States House of Representatives is one of two chambers of Congress, the other being the Senate. Unlike the other chambers, the House is elected by the people. The number of voting representatives in the House is fixed by law at no more than 435, proportionally representing the population of each state.

House Leaders

The leadership of the House is a group of individuals who are responsible for the legislative business of the House, including the Speaker of the House and Majority and Minority Leaders. The Majority Leader is second to the Speaker and schedules the legislative agenda for the House, while the Minority Leader is the minority party’s counterpart to the Speaker and a member of the committee assignment panel.

Legislation in the House begins with a bill introduced by a Member, Delegate or Resident Commissioner. The Member, or Delegate, who introduces the legislation is known as the primary sponsor of the bill. The Member, or Delegate, places the bill in the House hopper, a box on the House Clerk’s desk in the Capitol building.

After a House Member, or Delegate, places a bill in the hopper, it is assigned a House number by the Clerk. That House number is then used to assign the bill to a subcommittee of the committee that has jurisdiction over that issue. After the subcommittee has completed its work on a bill, it is then sent to the full committee.

If a bill is assigned to a committee, that committee will conduct hearings on the issue, and Members will have an opportunity to ask questions or make comments during those meetings. After the hearings, the committee will markup the legislation and then recommend it to the full House. If the full House passes the legislation, it is then ratified by the President.

How to Find Information About Your Home

The first place you should look for information about your house is with the help of your local government, especially if you are a first-time buyer. Your city or town will likely have a preservation officer who can provide you with resources like the county archives, state preservation trusts, and local historical societies. These organizations are a wealth of resources for learning about your home’s history and can provide helpful documents, such as tax records or building permits.

In addition, you can also search for information on your home using a variety of online sites. Some of these sites are free to use and will allow you to search for information about your home in any state.

Another website to check out is the National Historic Landmarks database, which allows you to search for properties by name or identifier. This site is also free and provides many other services, such as historical photos and documents.

Your local government can also offer you a lot of information about your property, such as building codes and regulations. They may also have a database of all of the properties in your area.