House of Representatives

Election of the Speaker Overview

The Speaker of the House of Representatives acts as the presiding officer for the House. The position was created in 1789 by the United States Constitution under Article I, Section
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Election of the Speaker Process and House Rules Governing Election of the Speaker

The House of Representatives is responsible for the election of the Speaker of the House. This is provided by the United States Constitution, as per Article I, Section 2. The
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What You Need to Know About The Census

The United States Census is a procedure that is undertaken every ten years as mandated by the United States Constitution. The Census is responsible for creating a representation or enumeration
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What Procedures Congress Follows

Under the United States Constitution, each chamber of Congress is to provide for its own regulations and rules regarding the proceedings that are to be conducted in each House. Therefore,
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Article 1 House of Representatives Apportionment At A Glance

Background The process by which the seats of the House of Representatives are delegated is known as apportionment. The United
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Apportionment Equal Proportions Method

The United States Census in a key determining factor in the apportionment process for the establishing the number of seats
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Election of the Speaker Power of Speaker after Henry Clay

The Speaker of the House has managed to garner impressive power ever since its creation in 1789, under Article I,
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House of Representatives

Election and QualificationThe United States Constitution provides for the members of the House of Representatives to meet certain qualifications and
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Provisions For Filling Vacancies

The House of Representatives will, in extenuating circumstances, be subjected to having vacancies in its seats. This may happen due
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Understanding Power of Impeachment

The power of impeachment is granted to the House of Representatives under Constitutional law. In Article I, Section 2, the Constitution reads, "The House of Representatives shall chuse [sic] their
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