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H.Res. 35: Amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to require continued broadcasting of the full House Chamber during legislative business consistent with the broadcasts that occured on January 3-6, 2023.

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Should the cameras of C-SPAN truly “span” the whole House chamber?


Cable television channel C-SPAN is primarily famous for airing congressional committee hearings and activity on the House and Senate floors. With its House floor cameras set in fixed positions on the dais during congressional sessions, the network almost exclusively films the orator currently speaking. Most of the time, it’s not especially dynamic viewing.

That staid vantage point temporarily changed in early January. When Kevin McCarthy needed 15 ballots across four days to finally gain enough support to be elected Speaker of the House, it marked the first time in 100 years it took that long.

Since a number of House Republicans had publicly announced ahead of time that they intended to vote against McCarthy, this outcome was …

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Mark Pocan

Sponsor. Representative for Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jan 12, 2023
Length: 2 pages
Jan 12, 2023
118th Congress (2023–2025)

Introduced on Jan 12, 2023

This resolution is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on January 12, 2023. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


26 Cosponsors (26 Democrats)

36% chance of being agreed to (details)


Jan 12, 2023

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H.Res. 35 is a simple resolution in the United States Congress.

A simple resolution is used for matters that affect just one chamber of Congress, often to change the rules of the chamber to set the manner of debate for a related bill. It must be agreed to in the chamber in which it was introduced. It is not voted on in the other chamber and does not have the force of law.

Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number H.Res. 35. This is the one from the 118th Congress.

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