House Floor Speeches

How Congressional Debate Is Supposed to Work (And How It Really Works)

Protesters Interrupt Floor Speech Before Tax Vote

Wisconsin Lawmakers Spar Over Abortion

Republican Chokes Up on Oregon Standoff

 Democrat Protests Gun Control Inaction with Silent Speech

House Holds Moment of Silence for Colorado Shooting Victims

The House held a moment of silence Tuesday for the victims of the shooting last week that resulted in three deaths at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs last week.

Ryan: No 'Religious Test' for Syrian Refugees

In a one-minute speech Wednesday, Speaker Paul D. Ryan touted a bill calling for a pause in in the admittance of Syrian refugees to the U.S., asserting that the screening process for refugees would be based on security, not religion.