The House of Representatives Law and Legal Definition
The U.S. house of representatives is the lower house of the bicameral U.S. congress. The lower house is also called the house of the people. The major function of the house is to pass federal legislation that affects the country.
The House of Representatives contains representatives from every state in accordance with the population of each state. Every state will have at least one representative in the house. The tenure of each representative is two-years. The presiding office of the house is the speaker who is elected by the members of the house.
The constitution grants the house several exclusive powers. They are:
1. to initiate revenue bills;
2. to impeach officials; and
3. to elect the president in case of an electoral college deadlock.
Legal Definition list
- The Federal Reserve Board
- The Federal Regulation of Lobbying Act[FRLA]
- The Federal Protective Service [FPS]
- The Federal Cast of Admiralty Law
- The Federal Aviation Act
- The House of Representatives
- The Illicit Drug Anti-Proliferation Act of 2003
- The Insurance Fraud Prevention Act
- The International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling
- The International Religious Freedom Act
- The International Union for Conservation of Nature [IUCN]