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About the Office of the Clerk

Rights and Reproductions

The Office of the Clerk provides this website as a public service. The information on this site is considered public information and may be distributed or copied unless otherwise specified, using the citation information provided on each page.

Images on this site are provided as a contribution to education and scholarship. Unless otherwise noted, all images are from the Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives. For information regarding rights and reproduction of images, contact the House of Representatives Office of History and Preservation at 202-226-1300, or by e-mail at curator@mail.house.gov. Some images may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). Do not duplicate without permission from copyright holder. Copyright information is provided whenever possible, but it is ultimately the responsibility of the user to determine and satisfy the copyright and other restrictions.

Proceedings of the U.S. House of Representatives, including any recording of such proceedings, may not be used for any political purpose or in any commercial advertisement, and may not be broadcast with commercial sponsorship except as part of a bona fide news program or public affairs documentary program.

Streaming Video and Third Party Software

HouseLive.gov Beta offers streaming video feeds of the House Floor Proceedings dating back to the beginning of the 111th Congress. For optimal viewing performance, download and install Microsoft Silverlight. For more information read minimum system requirements for watching archived videos.

Survey Responses and Third Party Software

The House Library is conducting a survey; all of the information gathered by the House Library survey responses is for our internal use and is not to be redistributed for any commercial use.

The survey is hosted by a third party, www.SurveyMonkey.com. which is a licensee of the TRUSTe Privacy Program. TRUSTe is an independent, non-profit organization whose mission is to build users’ trust and confidence in the Internet by promoting the use of fair information practices. Your participation in this survey is completely voluntary. Please be aware that the Office of the Clerk is not responsible for the privacy practices of SurveyMonkey.com.

Some of the information that might be collected by the third party may include: Internet Protocol (IP) addresses and Cookies, etc. We encourage you to view the privacy policy of SurveyMonkey at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/Monkey_Privacy.aspx.


The Office of the Clerk Web site strives to meet accessibility needs according to the Electronic And Accessibility Standards of the Access Board and the guidelines of the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), part of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). We continually monitor these sites to keep abreast of any changes in the standards and update the Clerk's site accordingly.

If you have difficulty accessing the information within this site, please send an e-mail to techsupport.clerkweb@mail.house.gov. Many of the electronic documents located at this site are available in Adobe’s Portable Document Format (PDF) and HTML.

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