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How many can sit in the House of Representatives gallery? User FatBabyGiraffe on Reddit r/ask_politics provided an answer on Feb 05 2019. How many people can the house of representatives chamber hold? There are about 450 seats on the House floor with room for more chairs to be brought in. Gallery seating is about another 500.


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What determines whether the US House votes by voice, roll call, or unanimous consent? [Note that in the following a "recorded vote" vote is a roll call vote. The House only uses a roll call vote when the electronic system is unavailable.] Congressional Research Service, The Legislative Process on the House Floor: An Introduction, Updated May 20, 2019. ...


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This was a voice vote, not a unanimous consent request. After a voice voice, any member can request a recorded vote, the yeas and nays, but there's a sort of pre-vote that happens next. The chair asks people to stand if they support the recorded vote. If 1/5 of a quorum (typically 44 people) stand then the recorded vote will happen. In this case, a few ...


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The House needs a quorum in order to pass something. That is, at least half of its members must be present. But the House presumes that there is a quorum until proven otherwise, so as long as no one objects, then the House can pass things by voice vote without showing that there is a quorum. Now, any member of the House can ask for a recorded vote and in ...


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Section 5 1: Each House shall be the Judge of the Elections, Returns and Qualifications of its own Members, and a Majority of each shall constitute a Quorum to do Business https://constitutionus.com/ If more than half of a House is killed, it will not be able to establish a quorum. Under the normal meaning of "quorum", that would mean that it would not ...


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The constitution contains rules for how the government should operate in normal times. It can't provide for every eventuality, or for every emergency situation. While the constitution does give guidance for how government should proceed in some situations (for example the 25th amendment provisions for the removal of a President who is unable to discharge ...


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As far as I'm aware, there is not explicit rule one way or the other - just tradition and the assumption about what words like "quorum" and "absent" mean. Constitutionally, this falls under the "Each House may determine the Rules of its Proceedings" catchall. It does require a "quorum" to do business, and "absent" members can be compelled to attend, both of ...


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These Authorizations are how Congress tells NASA what to do. The bill is not "required" because if a new one isn't passed, there's no change in the orders the agency has from Congress. The bill was introduced because the sponsors want to give new directions to the agency and it is being deliberated and modified because all the Congresspeople who need to ...


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