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Voting and debate has gradually changed over the years from the large size of the House, the sheer number and the variety of bills its members introduced. Basically, they have developed to help members of the house manage their heavy workload.

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As far as debating rules, now, the majority and minority floor leaders decide in advance how they will split the time to be spent on explaining a bill whereas, two centuries ago, representatives were given a time limit and if it was exceeded, then the representative for that bill was told to step off of the floor. Voting is also done in a different way now. In 1973, the House installed a computerized voting system for all quorum calls and record votes to replace the roll call by the clerk. Members now vote at any of the 48 stations on the floor by inserting a personalized plastic card in a box and then pushing one of the three buttons: "Yea", "Nay", or "Present".
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How have debate and voting in the house changed in the past two centuries?

Voting and debate has gradually changed over the years from the large size of the House, the sheer number and the variety of bills its members introduced. Basically, they have developed to help members of the house manage their heavy workload.


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