Working in the Chamber

The laws that govern the nation have been debated and voted on in the House Chamber since 1789. Learn about the individuals who kept the process running, from the Speaker of the House to the clerks tallying votes by hand.

Introducing and Debating a Bill

Introducing and Debating a Bill

Creating and passing legislation is one of the key roles of the House of Representatives. From the beginnings of Congress, the process was guided by specific rules and procedures from start to finish.

What's Happening on the Rostrum

What's Happening on the Rostrum

On the Speaker’s rostrum—the broad, three-tiered desk at the front of the House Chamber—an array of staff has long kept business moving for the House of Representatives. See who did what back in 1938.

Voting

Voting

When the buzzers sound, Representatives find their way to the Chamber to vote. Learn more about the different ways votes have been taken over the years.