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Commonly Used Motions and Requests in the House of Representatives

Description: This report identifies the most commonly used motions and requests available to Members during proceedings in the House of Representatives. This report divides the motions and requests into seven broad categories, based on when the motion or request is in order and who can make the motion or request.
Date: January 29, 2004
Creator: Palmer, Betsy
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hearings in the House of Representatives: A Guide for Preparation and Conduct

Description: This report covers how House committees plan and conduct hearings; it also reviews post-hearing activities of committees. It discusses applicable rules of the House, rules adopted by individual committees, and common committee practices.
Date: August 10, 1999
Creator: Sachs, Richard C. & Vincent, Carol Hardy
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hearings in the House of Representatives: A Guide for Preparation and Procedure

Description: The report describes provisions of House rules that pertain to hearings, and citations to these rules are included for reference. While House rules generally apply to committees and subcommittees, it is House Rule XI that contains many provisions specific to hearings. House rules set the general framework in which committees hold hearings.
Date: July 28, 2004
Creator: Sachs, Richard C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Capitol Dialogue, 1981]

Description: Newsletter from state representative Lanny Hall, titled Capitol Dialogue. The newsletter includes an introduction by Hall stating how it is an honor to serve as a Texas House Representative and the newsletter contains questionnaires concerning issues during legislature sessions.
Date: [1979..]
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Speakers of the House: Elections, 1913-2015

Description: This report provides data on elections of the Speaker in each Congress since 1913, when the House first reached its present size of 435 Members. During that period (63rd through 114th Congresses), a Speaker was elected five times with the votes of less than a majority of the full membership.
Date: January 7, 2015
Creator: Beth, Richard S. & Heitshusen, Valerie
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Speakers of the House: Elections, 1913-2015

Description: This report provides data on elections of the Speaker in each Congress since 1913, when the House first reached its present size of 435 Members. During that period (63rd through 114th Congresses), a Speaker was elected five times with the votes of less than a majority of the full membership.
Date: November 3, 2015
Creator: Beth, Richard S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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