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 Congressmen? In Latin,… read more
Why is the Senate called the Senate and the House called the House? Why aren’t Senators
called Congressmen? In Latin, “Senatus” means “council of elders.” The “House” simply
refers to a legislative body. Tradition dictates that House members may be called
Congressman or Representative. close
Capitol Question: A Sufficient Number Having Arisen
Before a vote, why does the chair say, “A sufficient number having arisen....” What does that mean? …
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?
Senate Minority Leader News Conference
Senator Daschle spoke to reporters about budget issues. He also answered questions about a variety of issues…