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U.S. Government And Politics, 2nd Edition by Franco Scardino

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CHAPTER10

The House of Representatives

In This Chapter

  • The historical legacy and exclusive powers of the House
  • Terms and qualifications to serve in the House
  • Party politics and leadership in the House
  • The role of committees and caucuses
  • The role of staff agencies

The House of Representatives is the larger of the two chambers of Congress. It is currently comprised of 435 voting members. The entire membership of the House is up for election every two years. The House is the more partisan chamber. The members are elected from smaller districts whose citizens generally are demographically similar. The two-year term means members are more immediately ...

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