WashSpeak: Sergeant-at-Arms

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WashSpeak: Sergeant-at-Arms
WashSpeak: Sergeant-at-Arms
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The House Sergeant-at-Arms is the Chamber’s top law enforcement official. He’s responsible for maintaining security on the House floor and enforcing protocol during House proceedings. But the Sergeant-at-Arms’ most prominent job is introducing the president at the start of the State of the Union.

Wilson “Bill” Livingood is the 35th Sergeant-at-Arms and has been in that position since 1985.

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