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House language becomes gender neutral.

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In its new package of rule changes, the House has finally decided to make its official language gender neutral, recognizing the growing representation of women in Congress (including as Speaker of the House). Gone are references to “he,” “chairman,” and phrases such as “his duties.” From the resolution:


Read the full list of changes here (gender neutrality language beginning on p. 9).


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