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House Reading Clerk
House Reading Clerk
House Reading Clerk
Recollection of being offered the position of House Reading Clerk by Speaker Sam Rayburn.
Irving Swanson, Reading Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives
House Rules and Emergency Recess
House Rules and Emergency Recess
House Rules and Emergency Recess
Background on House Rules and emergencies.
Charles W. Johnson, Parliamentarian, U.S. House of Representatives
Indefinite Emergency Recess
Indefinite Emergency Recess
Indefinite Emergency Recess
Detailed discussion of parliamentary procedures on the morning of the attacks.
Charles W. Johnson, Parliamentarian, U.S. House of Representatives
Interacting with Members on the Floor
Interacting with Members on the Floor
Interacting with Members on the Floor
Linda Melconian describes her role as Speaker Tip O'Neill's "eyes and ears" on the House Floor.
Linda Melconian, Assistant Counsel and Legislative Assistant, Speaker Thomas P. (Tip) O'Neill, Jr., of Massachusetts
Keeping a Log of the House Proceedings
Keeping a Log of the House Proceedings
Keeping a Log of the House Proceedings
Historical overview of the practice of keeping a legislative activity log in the House press galleries.
Benjamin C. West, Superintendent, Daily Press Gallery, U.S. House of Representatives
Learning from Ways and Means Chairman Wilbur Mills of Arkansas
Learning from Ways and Means Chairman Wilbur Mills of Arkansas
Learning from Ways and Means Chairman Wilbur Mills of Arkansas
Linda Melconian recalls observing Chairman Wilbur Mills at work counting votes on the House Floor.
Linda Melconian, Assistant Counsel and Legislative Assistant, Speaker Thomas P. (Tip) O'Neill, Jr., of Massachusetts
Learning House Procedures
Learning House Procedures
Learning House Procedures
House Pages learning on the job about the inner workings of Congress.
George W. Andrews III, Page, U.S. House of Representatives, and Son of Representatives George and Elizabeth Andrews of Alabama
Listening to Colleagues
Listening to Colleagues
Listening to Colleagues
The Honorable Clarence J. Brown Jr. discusses the value of going to the House Floor to listen to speeches.
The Honorable Clarence J. Brown Jr., U.S. Representative of Ohio
Live TV and its Impact on the House Radio-TV Gallery
Live TV and its Impact on the House Radio-TV Gallery
Live TV and its Impact on the House Radio-TV Gallery
Detailed explanation of how the evolution of the 24-hour news cycle changed the day-to-day operations of the House Radio-TV Gallery.
Tina Tate, Director, Radio-TV Gallery, U.S. House of Representatives
Lone Vote: Congresswoman Jeannette Rankin of Montana
Lone Vote: Congresswoman Jeannette Rankin of Montana
Lone Vote: Congresswoman Jeannette Rankin of Montana
Eyewitness account of Montana Congresswoman Jeannette Rankin's lone vote against the U.S. declaration of war against Japan on December 8, 1941.
Irving Swanson, Reading Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives
Memorable Harassment Statement
Memorable Harassment Statement
Memorable Harassment Statement
The Honorable Jill Lynette Long Thompson recalls a speech she made on the House Floor after a colleague made an inappropriate remark.
The Honorable Jill Lynette Long Thompson, U.S. Representative of Indiana
Memories of Representative Jeannette Rankin
Memories of Representative Jeannette Rankin
Memories of Representative Jeannette Rankin
Memories of Representative Jeannette Rankin's lone dissenting vote.
Joe Bartlett, Clerk to the Minority, U.S. House of Representatives