|Speaker of the House of Representatives|
Seal of the House of Representatives
|Congress of the Union|
Cygnian House of Representatives
|Style||The Honourable (formal)|
Madam/Mister Speaker (informal and within the House)
|Member of||Cygnian House of Representatives|
|Nominator||Any member of the House. Nominations are submitted to the Clerk|
|Appointer||Cygnian House of Representatives|
Elected by the House, sworn in by the President
|Term length||At the House's pleasure; elected at the start of each session, and upon a vacancy|
|Formation||6 June 1792|
229 years ago
The Speaker of the House of Representatives is the presiding officer of the House of Representatives, the lower house of the Cygnian Congress. The office of Speaker was established by Article One, Section 2 of the Constitution.
The Speaker is the presiding officer of House of Representatives debates, determining which members may speak. The Speaker is also responsible for maintaining order during debate, and may punish members who break the rules of the House. The Speaker is also charged with the responsibility of issuing writs for by-elections should a vacancy occur in the House.