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Encyclopedia > United States House of Representatives Reading Clerk

The Reading Clerk of the United States House of Representatives reads bills, motions, and other papers before the House and keeps track of changes to legislation made on the floor. During the vote for Speaker at the beginning of each Congress, or when the electronic voting system fails, the clerk calls the roll of members for voting viva voce. The United States House of Representatives is one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States. ... The word speaker has a number of uses: In politics the Speaker is the presiding officer in many legislative bodies. ... A congress is a gathering of people, especially a gathering for a political purpose. ... A thesis committee (or, at some universities, specifically for the doctorate, a dissertation committee) is a committee that evaluates a students thesis. ...


List of Democratic Reading Clerks

1981 - 1988 Meg Goetz
1988 - present Mary Kevin Niland

1981 (MCMLXXXI) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mary Kevin Niland is one of two reading clerks of the United States House of Representatives, a face familiar to viewers of C-SPAN, the network which covers House proceedings. ...

List of Republican Reading Clerks

1988 - present Paul Hays

 
 

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