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Meet the Clerk

Learn more about Lorraine C. Miller, the 35th Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives, and her role in facilitating the legislative process.

Social Media

Visit the ClerkOfTheHouse YouTube Channel to learn about Florence Kahn, an extraordinary Congressional widow turned legislator, and hear excerpts from interviews conducted as part of the House Oral History Project.


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  House Officers

What Is Congress?

House Officers

The House Officers play integral roles in the day-to-day functioning of the U.S. House of Representatives. Learn about their duties and responsibilities.

  How a Bill Becomes a Law

How Laws Are Made

How a Bill Becomes a Law

Creating, debating, and voting on legislation is the U.S. House of Representatives' primary responsibility, but the House is just one part of the legislative process.

  <i>The Apotheosis of Washington</i>

Art & History

The Apotheosis of Washington

The Apotheosis of Washington is one of the most identifiable pieces of artwork in the United States Capitol. Learn more about its symbolism.

  The House Chamber

Around the Capitol

The House Chamber

The House Chamber, where the U.S. House of Representatives meets to conduct legislative business, evolved to its present state as a result of the growth of the United States over the last 200 years.

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