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Encyclopedia > United States House Committee on House Administration

The United States House Committee on House Administration deals with the general administration matters of the United States House of Representatives. The chamber of the United States House of Representatives is located in the south wing of the Capitol building, in Washington, D.C.. This photograph shows a rare glimpse of the four vote tallying boards (the blackish squares across the top), which display each members name and vote as...

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Jurisdiction

The Committee on House Administration is a standing committee of the United States House of Representatives. The powers and duties of the Committee include the statutory responsibilities of the Committee on House Administration, as determined primarily by the Legislative Reorganization Acts of 1946 and 1970; the House of Representatives Administrative Reform Technical Corrections Act of 1996, and; the Rules of the House of Representatives adopted on January 6, 1999. The chamber of the United States House of Representatives is located in the south wing of the Capitol building, in Washington, D.C.. This photograph shows a rare glimpse of the four vote tallying boards (the blackish squares across the top), which display each members name and vote as... January 6 is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...


The Committee on House Administration, which consists of 9 members, has jurisdiction over all legislation and other matters relating to the House of Representatives, such as:

  • Appropriations from accounts (and the expenditure, auditing and settling thereof) for committee salaries and expenses, except for the Committee on Appropriations; House Information Resources; and allowances and expenses of Members, Delegates, the Resident Commissioner, Officers, and administrative offices of the House.
  • Employment of persons by the House, including staff for Members, Delegates, the Resident Commissioner, and Committees; and reporters of debates.
  • The Library of Congress, including management thereof.
  • The House Library.
  • Statuary and pictures.
  • Acceptance or purchase of works of art for the Capitol.
  • The Botanic Garden.
  • Purchase of books and manuscripts.
  • The Smithsonian Institution and the incorporation of similar institutions .
  • The Commission on Congressional Mailing Standards (Franking Commission).
  • Printing and correction of the Congressional Record.
  • Accounts of the House generally.
  • Assignment of office space for Members, Delegates, the Resident Commissioner, and Committees.
  • Disposition of useless executive papers.
  • Election of the President, Vice President, Members, Senators, Delegates, or the Resident Commissioner; corrupt practices; contested elections; credentials and qualifications; and Federal elections generally.
  • Services to the House, including House food services, parking facilities, and administration of the House Office Buildings and of the House wing of the Capitol.
  • Travel of Members, Delegates, and the Resident Commissioner.
  • Raising, reporting, and use of campaign contributions for candidates for office of Representative, of Delegate, and of Resident Commissioner.
  • Compensation, retirement, and other benefits of the Members, Delegates, the Resident Commissioner, Officers, and employees of Congress.

Additionally, the Committee: Library of Congress, Jefferson building The Library of Congress is the unofficial national library of the United States. ... The Smithsonian Institution Building or Castle on the National Mall serves as the Institutions headquarters. ... The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. ...

  • Provides policy direction for the Inspector General and oversight of the Clerk, Sergeant-at-Arms, Chief Administrative Officer, and Inspector General.
  • Has the function of accepting on behalf of the House of Representatives a gift, except as otherwise provided by law, if the gift does not involve a duty, burden, or condition, or is not made dependent on some future performance by the House; and promulgating regulations under which to do so.
  • Is responsible for considering amounts of payments of funds resulting from settlements of complaints under the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995.

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Members

Majority party Minority party
  • Juanita Millender-McDonald (D-California), Ranking Minority Member
  • Bob Brady (D-Pennsylvania)
  • Zoe Lofgren (D-California)

Vernon James Ehlers (born February 6, 1934), American politician, is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1993, representing the 3rd District of Michigan. ... Robert William Ney (born July 5, 1954) is an American politician of the Republican Party who serves as a U.S. representative from the 18th District of southeastern Ohio (map). ... John Mica John L. Mica (born January 27, 1943), American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1993, representing the 7th District of Florida (map). ... Rep. ... Thomas M. Reynolds (b. ... Rep. ... Juanita Millender-McDonald Juanita Millender-McDonald (born September 7, 1938), American politician, has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1996, representing the 37th District of California (map), which includes most of South Central Los Angeles and the city of Long Beach, California. ... Brady, right, meets with President Bill Clinton. ... Zoe Lofgren Zoe Lofgren (born Sue Lofgren on December 21, 1947), American politician, has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1995, representing the 16th District of California (map), based in San Jose. ...

History

The Committee on House Administration was created by the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946, which merged the Committees on Enrolled Bills (created in 1789 as Joint Committee), Elections (created in 1794), Accounts (created in 1803), Printing (created in 1846), Disposition of Executive Papers (created in 1889), Memorials (created in 1929), and some functions of the Joint Committee on the Library (created in 1806 as a Joint Committee) into one standing committee, the Committee on House Administration. (See Records of the House Administration Committee and Its Predecessors via National Archives]) The Joint Committee on the Library is a joint committee of the U.S. Congress devoted to the affairs and administration of the U.S. Library of Congress, which is both the private library of the federal legislature and Americas national library. ...


In 1975 its responsibilities expanded to include oversight of parking facilities and campaign contributions to House candidates.


In 1995 its responsibilities expanded to include oversight of the Commission on Congressional Mailing Standards.


External links

  • Committee on House Administration homepage
  • Members' Congressional Handbook
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