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  • Main Title Decorum in House Debate


  • Author: Mulvihill, Mary
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Government and Finance Division


  • Name: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
    Place of Publication: Washington D.C.


  • Creation: 1999-10-26


  • English


  • Content Description: The basic standards of decorum that govern remarks made in the House of Representatives are described in this report. The report also discusses the procedure for "words taken down" and other mechanisms used in the House for enforcing these standards. The standards and mechanisms covered here include those set forth in House rules, related sections of Jefferson's Manual, published precedents, and supplementary policy statements by the Speaker. Also provided are examples from the 103rd-105th Congress of words spoken in House floor debate that led to one or more enforcement mechanisms being invoked.
  • Physical Description: 38 pages.


  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Congress
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: House rules and procedure


  • Name: Congressional Research Service Reports
    Code: CRSR


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • CRS Report Number: 98-572 GOV
  • Accession or Local Control No: 98-572 GOV 1999-10-26
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metacrs912