ABSTRACT

House Sergeant at Arms: A Primer [January 14, 2021]   [open pdf - 489KB]

From the Document: "The Sergeant at Arms is an elected officer of the House of Representatives and is the chamber's primary law enforcement official and protocol officer, responsible for maintaining security on the House floor and the House side of the U.S. Capitol complex. Initially established during the First Congress, when the House elected Joseph Wheaton of Rhode Island on May 12, 1789, the Sergeant at Arms performs duties according to law, House rules, and custom."

Report Number:
CRS In Focus, IF11727
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Date:
2021-01-14
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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