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What is the role of the Parliamentarian of the House?

(From The Office of the Clerk of the House)

The Parliamentarian of the House is the authoritative source on legislative proceeding in the House of Representatives. Often referred to by the press as Congress' "coach," the Parliamentarian is an appointed officer who serves as a nonpartisan adviser to Members. Positioned next to the Speaker's rostrum on the floor, the Parliamentarian's chief duty is to rule on procedure and to advise the presiding officer.

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