191Mar 15, 1998
The presidential line of succession as outlined in the 25th amendment was profiled.
131Jul 17, 2000
Capitol Question: Recess vs. Adjournment
What is the difference between adjournment and recess?
65Mar 27, 1998
Congressional Oath of Office
The congressional oath of office was explained.
58May 29, 2000
Capitol Question: Revise and Extend
Why do members of Congress ask to “revise and extend” their remarks?
51Jan 15, 2001
Demographics of the 107th Congress
In answer to a question, demographic information for the 107th Congress was listed.
43Feb 19, 1998
President Pro Tempore
The function of the President Pro Tempore of the Senate was profiled.
30May 29, 2000
Capitol Question: Reading Clerk
What is the role of the House Reading Clerk?
27Apr 10, 2000
Capitol Question: Why is the Senate Called the Senate?
Why is the Senate called the Senate and the House called the House? Why aren’t Senators
called Congressmen? In Latin, “Senatus” means “council of ...
26Jun 1, 1998
Old U.S. Supreme Court Chamber
A viewer asked if the original room of the Supreme Court was preserved, and if tourists may visit it.
18Mar 16, 1998
Joint Sessions of Congress
Joint sessions are held to hear from the president and to count electoral ballots. Joint meetings are held to hear remarks by invited guests.
16Feb 29, 2000
Capitol Question: A Sufficient Number Having Arisen
Before a vote, why does the chair say, “A sufficient number having arisen....” What does that mean? One fifth of the House (85 members) must vote for Yeas and Nays, 44 members for ...
14Apr 10, 2000
Capitol Question: Pages
12Apr 20, 1998
Revisions and Extensions of Remarks
The question of revising and extending remarks in the Congressional Record in the House of Representatives was explained. The Congressional Record is not required to be an exact ...
11Mar 27, 1998
The history behind congressional chaplains, which have existed since 1789, was explained. 119 different chaplains from ten different Christian denominations have served as House and Senate ...
11Mar 10, 1998
Senate Tie Votes
Senate rules for tie votes were noted.
10Feb 29, 2000
Capitol Question: State with the Most Representatives
Which state has the most Representatives? Which states are in the top ten? California leads
the way with fifty two, while New York, Texas, Florida, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio, ...
10Jun 4, 1998
Who Declares War?
9May 28, 1998
Postage and Franking
The franking (postage) privileges of members of Congress and the restrictions on the franking allowance were explained.
9Jun 1, 1998
The Senate chamber is refurbished each year. This year’s changes are described.
8Jul 17, 2000
Capitol Question: Members' Previous Occupations
What were Congress members' occupations before they were elected?
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