Understanding the Legislative Process
How Our Laws Are Made
Explains how legislation is created and the different types of congressional action
that result from it.
Enactment of a Law
Explains the legislative process, contrasting the procedures of the House and Senate.
Kids in the House
The Clerk's Kids in the House website
teaches students about the American government, House Members and committees, House
history, and how laws are made.
Rules & Procedures
A guide to the rules, precedents and procedures of the House.
Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, 113th Congress
Current procedures of the U.S. House of Representatives and the legislative process.
Includes brief descriptions for legislative terms and other types of terms.
Committee on Rules
Website for the House Committee on Rules.
Committee on Ethics
Website for the House Ethics Committee.
House Floor Procedures
An explanation of the official procedures for the House floor.
Deschler's Precedents of the U.S. House of Representatives
Identifies precedents and practices of the House from 1936–1986. Compilation
of volumes 1–9 of this series was initially undertaken by House Parliamentarian
Lewis Deschler (b.1903–d.1976). Precedents and practices since 1986 have been
published under the title Deschler-Brown Precedents of the U.S. House of Representatives,
which begins with volume 10. Currently, the series is compiled by the Office of
Compilation of Precedents.
Cannon's Precedents of the U.S. House of Representatives
Provides an historical overview and in-depth description of House precedents during
the period 1789 through 1936. This multivolume series was compiled by two House
Parliamentarians who later became Representatives (Clarence A. Cannon, D-MO, and
Asher S. Hinds, R-ME). The Government Printing Office provides the full text of