Capitol Question: A Sufficient Number Having Arisen
Before a vote, why does the chair say, “A sufficient number having arisen....” What does that mean? One fifth of the House (85 members) must vote for Yeas and Nays, 44 members for recorded votes. Automatic votes require no second.
Capitol Question: Why is the Senate Called the Senate?
Why is the Senate called the Senate and the House called the House? Why aren’t Senators called…
Capitol Question: Reading Clerk
What is the role of the House Reading Clerk?
Capitol Question: Revise and Extend
Why do members of Congress ask to “revise and extend” their remarks?
How Congress Affects Our Daily Lives
Participants spoke to students about how actions taken in Congress affect the daily lives of Americans. Among the…