Welcome, Grade School Students

The U.S. House of Representatives plays an important role in the United States government. Learn more about its Members, responsibilities, and history through these lessons and activities.

What Is Congress?

House Officers

House Officers

The House Officers play important roles in the day-to-day functioning of the House. Learn about their duties and responsibilities.

The Role of the House

The Role of the House

Learn how the House works with the Senate, President, and Supreme Court to run the United States.

First Day of Congress

First Day of Congress

The first day of a new Congress is a lot like the first day of school. Learn how a new Congress starts.

Member Committees

Member Committees

Committees have an important role in making laws. See how Representatives use committees to organize their work.

House Members

House Members

Learn how Members are elected and the duties they undertake.

House Leadership

House Leadership

Learn about the Speaker of the House, majority and minority leaders, and party whips, the leadership of the House.

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Art & History

Hispanic Americans in Congress

Hispanic Americans in Congress

Joseph Marion Hernández, the first Hispanic American in Congress, was elected as Florida’s Territorial Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1822. Learn about more than 100 Hispanic Americans who have followed in his footsteps!

Women in Congress

Women in Congress

Women have come a long way in Congress since Jeanette Rankin was elected in 1916—see just how far!

Black Americans in Congress

Black Americans in Congress

Slavery had only been illegal for five years when the first African-American Congressmen were elected. Learn about these history-makers!

The House Page Program

The House Page Program

Pages were high school students who lived, went to school, and worked in the U.S. Capitol.

<i>The Apotheosis of Washington</i>

The Apotheosis of Washington

The Apotheosis of Washington is one of the most famous pieces of artwork in the United States Capitol. Learn more about its symbolism.

Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in Congress

Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in Congress

Since 1900, Asian Pacific Americans have represented many constituencies in Congress. Learn about these leaders and their fight for justice and equality.

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How Laws Are Made

How a Bill Becomes a Law

How a Bill Becomes a Law

A bill's journey from an idea to a law involves many steps and people. Just how many stops are there along the way? Come see.

Around the Capitol

A Tour of the Capitol

A Tour of the Capitol

You don’t need to travel to Washington, D.C. to see where the House of Representatives meets. Get a tour of the United States Capitol right from your chair.