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On December 13, 1913, Woodrow Wilson gave the first in-person Annual Message since the 18th century.

Including President Donald J. Trump’s 2020 address, there have been a total of 97 in-person Annual Messages/State of the Union Addresses. Since President Woodrow Wilson’s 1913 address, there have been a total of 85 in-person addresses.

In 1945, President Franklin Roosevelt’s address was read to a Joint Session of the House and Senate. Since the President did not deliver the address, it does not count as an in-person address.

Origins and Authorization

The formal basis for the State of the Union Address is from the U.S. Constitution:

  • The President “shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such measures as he
    shall judge necessary and expedient.” Article II, Section 3, Clause 1.

The constitutionally

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House Press Gallery | U.S. House of Representatives

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Fri, 05/08/2020 – 10:06am
The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to section 7(b) of H. Res. 891. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on May 12, 2020.
Fri, 05/08/2020 – 10:06am

Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis – Pursuant to section 2(a) of H. Res. 935, 116th Congress, and the order of the House of January 3, 2019, the Speaker appointed the following members of the House to the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis: Mr. Scalise, Mr. Jordan, Mr. Luetkemeyer, Mrs. Walorski and Mr. Green of Tennessee.

Fri, 05/08/2020 – 10:05am

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

Fri, 05/08/2020 – 10:05am

On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.

Fri, 05/08/2020 – 10:05am
Without objection, the Chair laid before the House H. Res. 954.
Fri, 05/08/2020 – 10:04am

The House received a communication from the Honorable Marc

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House of Representatives House Page Program

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What is a Page?

Check out this video to find out!

Since 1891, young people from across the state have come to Olympia to serve as pages for the Washington State House of Representatives.

Paging presents students with a unique educational opportunity to participate in the legislative process. Selection as a page is a great honor.

Page duties are varied. They range from ceremonial tasks such as presenting the flags to operational chores like distributing amendments during legislative sessions. Each job is vital to the efficient operation of the Legislature.

As the week-long experience draws to a close and pages return to their schools and communities, it is hoped that pages will share their experiences and observations with others in an effort to contribute to a more universal understanding of the legislative process.

The Work Week and Orientation

Pages must attend a two-hour page orientation on

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House Committee Meetings – PA House of Representatives

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Session Information
Committee Meeting Schedule

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House Members – Utah House of Representatives

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Ferry, Joel Republican Box Elder, Cache 801-726-4032
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Moss, Jefferson Republican Utah 385-250-6738
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Potter, Val K. Republican Cache 435-757-9834
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Johnson, Dan N. Republican Cache 435-770-7051
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Snider, Casey Republican Cache 435-890-3383
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Maloy, A. Cory Republican Utah 801-477-0019
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Andersen, Kyle R. Republican Weber 385-239-1523
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Waldrip, Steve Republican Weber 801-389-9329
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Musselman, Calvin R. Republican Weber 801-941-6188
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Shurtliff, Lawanna Democrat Weber View Rep Page 11
Miles, Kelly B. Republican Davis, Weber 801-458-8270
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Schultz, Mike Republican Davis, Weber 801-859-7713
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Ray, Paul Republican Davis 801-725-2719
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Lisonbee, Karianne Republican Davis 801-589-2934
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Wilson, Brad R. Republican Davis View Rep Page 16
Handy, Stephen G. Republican Davis
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House of Representatives

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In accordance with
Proclamation 20-25, House of Representatives facilities are closed until further notice.

Access to work areas and offices has been restricted. Legislators and staff are teleworking and can be reached via email or by phone during regular business hours.

For general information, please contact the Legislative Information Center at:
[email protected]

To leave a message for your State Representatives and Senator:
TOLL-FREE HOTLINE: 1-800-562-6000

To find who your State Representatives are, please go to:

All other inquiries, please contact the Chief Clerk’s office:
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Listing of the current 98 House members and links to their biographies, bill sponsorships, e-mail addresses, voting records, recent newsletters and press releases.

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House of Representatives impeaches President Donald Trump

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The House voted 230-197 to charge Trump with abuse of power and 229-198 to charge him with obstruction of Congress. The votes were largely split along party lines: just two Democrats voted against both articles, Reps. Collin Peterson of Minnesota and Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey, who is expected to soon switch parties. A third, Rep. Jared Golden of Maine, voted for one impeachment article. Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination, voted present for both articles.

Republican-turned independent Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan voted to impeach Trump on both counts.

Trump’s impeachment, which occurred 85 days after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the opening of the impeachment inquiry, will have long-lasting ramifications across Washington and beyond. It will undoubtedly shape the legacies of the key players in the midst of it, from Pelosi and her committee chairs who led the impeachment
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United States House of Representatives

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Lower house of the United States Congress

United States House of Representatives

116th United States Congress
Seal of the U.S. House of Representatives

Seal of the House

Flag of the United States House of Representatives

Flag of the U.S. House of Representatives


Term limits


New session started

January 3, 2019 (2019-01-03)
Seats 435 voting members
6 non-voting members
in total ≤441 members
218 for a majority
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Political groups

Majority (232)
     Democratic (232)

Minority (197)

     Republican (197)

Other (1)

     Independent (1)

Vacant (5)

     Vacant (5)

Length of term

2 years

Last election

November 6, 2018

Next election

November 3, 2020
Redistricting State legislatures or redistricting commissions, varies by state
Meeting place
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House of Representatives Chamber
United States Capitol
Washington, D.C.
United States of America

The United States House of Representatives is the lower house of the United States Congress, the Senate being the upper house. Together they compose the national legislature of the

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