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House of Representatives


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  • proper n. The name of the lower house in the bicameral legislatures of several countries, also used of some singular legislative bodies in unicameral systems.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the lower legislative house of the United States Congress


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  • By unavowed ways they secured a strong support among the members of the National House of Representatives and the Senate.

    Theodore Roosevelt An Intimate Biography

  • In the cases of two persons, antenati, under exactly similar circumstances, the federal court had determined that one of them (Duane) was not a citizen; the House of Representatives nevertheless determined that the other (Smith, of South Carolina) was a citizen, and admitted him to his seat in their body.


  • On June 17, the Massachusetts House of Representatives sharpened the focus, proposing that the new body convene in Philadelphia on the first day of September.

    Robert Morris

  • Incidentally, when the House of Representatives was looking for ways to reduce this burden it produced a seven-volume, 2,285-page report.

    Why Nothing Works

  • DEAR SIR, -- I had not been unmindful of your letter of June 15, covering a resolution of the House of Representatives of Virginia, and referred to in yours of the 17th inst.


  • In the House of Representatives there was a little group led by the Speaker, Joseph G. Cannon, of Illinois, who controlled that part of Congress with despotic arrogance.

    Theodore Roosevelt An Intimate Biography

  • Immediately on seeing the overwhelming vote of the House of Representatives against giving us another dollar, I rode to the University and desired Mr. Brockenbrough to engage in nothing new, to stop everything on hand which could be done without, and to employ all his force and funds in finishing the circular room for the books, and the anatomical theatre.


  • Representative Don Ritter said the following on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives on June 13, 1989: The butchers of Beijing is an apt way to describe those who head the Communist Party at this time.

    The J Curve

  • The amazing rise in power and popularity of Roosevelt during the decade, the surging unrest of Labor throughout the world, the obviously altered conditions which immense fortunes and the amassing of wealth by a few corporations had produced, and such special symptoms as the chafing at the Payne Aldrich Tariff, the defeat of Speaker Cannon, and the election of a Democratic House of Representatives ought to have warned even the dullest Republican.

    Theodore Roosevelt An Intimate Biography

  • He was a member of the Ohio House of Representatives from Hamilton County,

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss


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