Journal of the House of Representatives
is a written record of proceedings within the
United States House
Article I, Section 5
requires that the House "keep a Journal of its Proceedings".
contains only the legislative actions taken by the House. It does not record all debate, which is recorded in the
The House must approve the journal; these votes are often used as
or to influence other debates.
Historically, the House Journal was an important source of precedent on questions of legislative procedure and certain areas of constitutional law.
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"The House Journal: Origin, Purpose, and Approval"
. Congressional Research Service.
Handler, Nicholas (May 2019).
"Rediscovering the Journal Clause: The Lost History of Legislative Constitutional Interpretation"
University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law
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