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From The Blog

July 22, 2014

Being Seen and Heard—A Tantalizing Prospect

A parliamentary insult hurled at a Republican freshman had the effect of briefly banding his colleagues into a memorable (and merry) bloc.

July 14, 2014

Edition for Educators – Technology in the House

The July Edition for Educators is dedicated to advances in technology and communication in the House of Representatives. Learn more about the how advances in technology have transformed the U.S. House of Representatives.

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