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Sergeant at Arms of the U.S. House of Representatives
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Incumbent
Paul D. Irving

since January 17, 2012
Appointer Elected by the House
Term length Two years
Inaugural holder Joseph Wheaton
Website Sergeant at Arms

The Sergeant at Arms of the United States House of Representatives is an officer of the House with law enforcement, protocol, and administrative responsibilities.

The Sergeant at Arms is elected at the beginning of each Congress by the membership of the House.

They are known for announcing "Mister/Madam Speaker, the President of the United States" during the beginning of the State of the Union Address as the President enters the United States Capitol.

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