According to the Constitution, Congress is the first branch of government in which "all legislative power" is vested within its two houses. The Office of the Historian of the House of Representatives seeks to improve public knowledge and understanding of the "People's House."

Given its mandate is to "promote, present, and interpret the history of the House," the Office of the Historian offers this website as a ready resource for all who are interested in the history of this most fascinating institution, the House of Representatives of the United States.