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House Session - January 4, 1995

Members elected Representative Newt Gingrigh (R-GA) as speaker of the House. New members and administrative officers were also sworn in. The House passed more than 25 new rules for the session. Among the new rules were cutting the number of committee members and staffs by more than one-third, limiting committee chairs to six years, and the House speaker’s service to eight years. Other new rules included opening all committee and subcommittee hearings to broadcast coverage, and requiring a three-fifths vote to pass income tax increases.



    116th Congress - House
    Total Hours: 347 (After 143 days)
    • Debate66 Hours
    • Special Orders67 Hours
    • Votes105 Hours
    • One Minute Speeches30 Hours
    • Morning Hour26 Hours
    • Opening Procedures3 Hours

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