Read Debt Limit Agreement Bill H.R. 3746
House Session - March 19, 1979
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The first televised session of the U.S. House of Representatives was shown. On March 19, 1979, C-SPAN transmitted live video of the U.S. House of Representatives in session. This was the first time the House permitted live television. The Senate followed seven years later in 1986.

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    118th Congress - House
    Total Hours: 299 (After 152 days)
    • Debate104 Hours
    • Special Orders57 Hours
    • Votes64 Hours
    • One Minute Speeches27 Hours
    • Morning Hour24 Hours
    • Opening Procedures2 Hours

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