Speaker of the House

SOTU: A brief history
 

Did you know the State of the Union used to be delivered in a thick written report instead of spoken to a joint session of Congress? That minority responses didn’t begin until 1966?

‘Down with NDP,’ dabbing in the House and the ‘club soda of beers’: Congressional Hits and Misses
Week of Dec. 31, 2018

The 116th Congress began on Jan. 3, 2019, in the midst of a partial government shutdown with no end in sight. Nonetheless, Nancy Pelosi took over as speaker, Rep. Daniel Lipinski brought a Schoolhouse Rock toy to the House floor and Sen. Elizabeth Warren opined about her New Year’s Eve beer choice.

Watch: Paul Ryan's Farewell Address as Speaker
 

Watch: Paul Ryan Receives Award at Pentagon