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ADOPTED. July 4, 1032.
March 2, 1837; Scpt. 11, 1837.
R. 146. The Clerk shall cause an index to be prepared to the acts passed at every session of Congress, and to be printed and bound with the acts. | R. 147. The unappropriated rooms in that part of the Capitol assigned to the House shall be subject to the order and disposal of the Speaker, until the further order of the House.
R. 148. Maps accompanying documents shall not be printed, under the general order to print, without the
special direction of the House. Dec. 14,
1 R. 149. No committee shall be permitted to employ a
R. 151. Upon the engrossment of any bill making appropriations of money for works of internal improvement of any kind or description, it shall be in the power of any member to call for a division of the question, so as to take a separate vote of the House upon each item of improvement or appropriation contained in said bill, or upon such items separately, and others collectively, as the member making the call may specify; and if one-fifth of the members present second said call, it shall be the duty of the Speaker to make such divisions of the question,
and put them to vote accordingly. Sanz, 30, || R. 152. The following resolution was passed by the
House of Representatives, January 30, 1846.-Journal
“Whereas the Clerk of this House is by law made the
JOINT RULES AND ORDERS OF THE TWO HOUSES.
R. 2. When a message shall be sent from the Senate
R. 3. The same ceremony shall be observed when a Now'r 13. message shall be sent from the House of Representatives to the Senate.
R. 4. Messages shall be sent by such persons as a 029423
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sense of propriety in each House may determine to be proper. O R. 5. While bills are on their passage between the two
Houses, they shall be on paper, and under the signature
of the Secretary or Clerk of each House, respectively. Noy; 13, R. 6. After a bill shall have passed both Houses, it ||
shall be duly enrolled on parchment by the Clerk of the House of Representatives, or the Secretary of the Senate, as the bill may have originated in the one or the other House, before it shall be presented to the President of
the United States. Nov. 13, R. 7. When bills are enrolled, they shall be examined
by a joint committee of two from the Senate and two from the House of Representatives, appointed as a standing committee for that purpose, who shall carefully compare the enrollment with the engrossed bills, as passed in the two Houses, and, correcting any errors that may be discovered in the enrolled bills, make their report forthwith to their respective Houses.
R. 8. After examination and report, each bill shall be signed in the respective Houses, first by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, then by the President of the Senate.. | R. 9. After a bill shall have been thus signed in each House, it shall be presented, by the said committee, to the President of the United States, for his approbation, (it being first endorsed on the back of the roll, certifying in which House the same originated; which endorsement shall be signed by the Secretary or Clerk, as the case may be, of the House in which the same did originate,) and shall be entered on the Journal of each House. The said committee shall report the day of presentation to the President; which time shall also be carefully entered on
the Journal of each House. , Nov. 13, 1 R. 10. All orders, resolutions, and votes, which are to
be presented to the President of the United States, for his
Ik of the
approbation, shall also, in the same manner, be previ-
R. 11. When the Senate and House of Representatives Nov. 13,
R. 12. When a bill or resolution which shall have
R. 13. When a bill or resolution which has been passed
R. 15. After each House shall have adhered to their
be sent for concurrence to the other on either of the three
R. 17. No bill or resolution that shall have passed the
R. 18. When bills which have passed one House are ordered to be printed in the other, a greater number of copies shall not be printed than may be necessary for the use of the House making the order. R. 19. No spirituous liquors shall be offered for sale, l sept. 18
1837. or exhibited, within the Capitol, or on the public grounds adjacent thereto.
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Joint reso R. 20. A committee, consisting of three members of the tion 2) of Senate and three members of the House of Representasion 29th|| tives, shall be chosen by their respective Houses, which
shall constitute a Committee on Printing, which shall have power to adopt such measures as may be deemed necessary to remedy any neglect or delay on the part of the contractor to execute the work ordered by Congress, and to make a pro rata reduction in the compensation allowed, or to refuse the work altogether, should it be inferior to the standard; and in all cases, the contractor and his securities shall be responsible for any increased expenditure consequent upon the non-performance of the contract. The committee shall audit and pass upon all accounts for printing; but no bill shall be acted upon for work that is not actually executed and delivered, and which they may require to be properly authenticated.
R. 21. It shall be in order for the Committee on Print30th Cong.
ing to report at any time. Aug. 14, R. 22. After six days from the commencement of a
second or subsequent session of Congress, all bills, resolutions, or reports which originated in either House, and, at the close of the next preceding session, remained undetermined in either House, shall be resumed and acted on in the same manner as if an adjournment had not taken place..