Traditions, customs, and precedents shape the rhythms and contours of an institution. First-person narratives of everything from committee hearings to the Congressional Baseball Game provide a behind-the-scenes look at the dynamic House of Representatives. The wide-ranging recollections shared by Members and staff enhance the written record, and, in some cases become a rare window into unique House practices.
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