Karen L. Haas, Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives, was the second woman to serve as an officer of the House when she previously served as Clerk from 2005–2007.
Learn more about Ms. Haas and the Clerk's role in the legislative process.
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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?
The House Officers play important roles in the day-to-day functioning of the U.S. House of Representatives. Learn about their duties and responsibilities.
How Laws Are Made
The U.S. House of Representatives' most important job is creating, debating, and voting on bills to make laws for the United States. Learn the steps a bill takes to become a law.
Art & History
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!