Congressman Michael Turner | Proudly Serving Ohio's 10th District

What does "H.R." stand for?

A bill is the form used for most legislation, whether permanent or temporary, general or special, public or private.

Bills are presented to the President for action when approved in identical form by both the House of Representatives and the Senate.

A bill originating in the House of Representatives is designated by the letters "H.R.", signifying "House of Representatives", followed by a number that it retains throughout all its parliamentary stages.