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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

AND TO THE JOINT RULES.

Don for

Rule

A.
ABSENT MEMBERS, their attendance may be compelled by fifteen

members - - - - - -
ABSENT, no member allowed to be, unless sick or on leave ·
ABSENTEES at a call, proceedings against · ·
ACCOUNTS OF MEMBERS, Sergeant to keep - ..
ACTS AND ADDRESSEs signed by the Speaker . . . .
ADDRESS TO THE PRESIDENT, how to be presented (joint rule).
Adhene, effect of a vote in the two Houses to (joint rule) - -
Adjourn, motion to, always in order, but not to be debated :

“ hour to be entered - - - - - - -
ADMISSION within the Hall, the persons entitled to - -
Agents for claims • ' :
AMENN, order of motion to . . . . . . .
AMENDMENT not to be admitted, if on a subject different from that

under consideration . . . . . .
AMENDMENTS to engrossed bills, by way of rider, not permitted .

to engrossed bills, to be kept on separate paper .
to original motions, in Committee of the Whole ..

to bills and resolutions, cannot be made by adding
I other bills or resolutions

-.
- to rules, proposition of . - •

to reports in Committee of the Whole - - -
to bills on which the two Houses disagree, confer-

ence upon (joint rule) - -
of Senate, to bills, when considered .- - .

150
46

55

122
127

128

55

136

129

Rule

35, 36

51 H

135

Appeals, how made and debated - - - - - -
a proceedings in case of, for transgressing rules - -

not debated on previous question - - - -
APPROPRIATION Bills, may be amended in Committee of the

Whole out of their order · · ·
" to be reported within thirty days . .

to have preference in order of day - -
appropriations not authorized by law, not

to be made - - - - -
APPROPRIATION FOR TREATIES not to be included in bills making

appropriation for other objects -
APPROPRIATIONS to be first discussed in Committee of the Whole

votes upon each item of, may be taken - ..

133

151

119

B.
Ballot for committees - - - - - - - -

" in other cases . . . . . . . .
Ballots, blank, not counted . . . . . . .

" no person to look on when tellers are counting · ·
Bar, no member to vote unless within the - . .
Bills ON THE TABLE, when to be taken up and disposed of .
Bills reported at first session, to be resumed at second .
private, to have precedence on Fridays and Saturdays .
“ to be called over on first and fourth Fridays of every

month-preference to those not objected to - -
“ rejected, if enacting words be stricken out - - -

cannot be amended by adding other bills - - - -
15 proceedings on leave to introduce - . - - -

how to be introduced or reported • .' - ..

leave to introduce . . . . . . . .
making appropriations, to be reported within thirty days -

to have preference in order ..
not authorized by law excluded ..
to be first discussed in Committee

of the Whole · · · ·
o the several readings of . . - - - - .

if opposed on first reading, question to reject to be put, &c.
“ how to be disposed of on second reading - - - -

not more than three to be committed to the same Committee

of the Whole · · · · · · · ·
may be recommitted at any time before passage . .

to be engrossed in a fair round hand
« amendments of Senate, when considered . . . .

55
114
114

114

133

115

116

117

118
120

121

27

1

27

123

Rule
| Bills, engrossed, when to be read a third time . . . . 27

from the Senate, when to be read and disposed of . .
6 not to be amended on third reading by rider - - - 122
or when passed, to be certified by the Clerk · ·
[in Committee of the Whole] how to be taken up; not to

be interlined ; amendments to, how to be kept and re-
ported; and, after report, may be again debated and

amended . . - - - - - • •
“ on their passage to be on paper (joint rule) .. .
Il « to be enrolled on parchment after passing the two Houses
(joint rule) . - - - - - - -

(See Engrossed Bills.)
passed one House and lost in the other, notice to be given

of (joint rule) - - - - - - - -
" passed one House and lost in the other, how they may be re-

newed (joint rule) . . . . . . .
" when sent from one House to the other, to be accompanied

by the papers on which they are founded (joint rule) .
" not to be sent from one House to the other for concurrence

on the three last days of the session (joint rule) - -
“ not to be presented to the President on the last day of a

session (joint rule) . . . . . . .
4 joint rule relative to printing of a - • • ..
resolutions, and reports not disposed of at one session of a

Congress, which shall have passed either House, to be
taken up after six days of a succeeding session (joint -
rule) . -

- - - ... - 22
BLANKS, rule respecting the filling of - -

* 130
BLANK BALLOTS, not to be counted . -

- -
Bond of Sergeant-at-arms - . . . . . ., .
Business, unfinished, precedence of - .
Business, unfinished at first, to be resumed at second session of

Congress - - - - - - - -
a daily order of . . . . . . . . .

order of, changed or postponed, two-thirds necessary :.
no debate on priority of - - -

113
BUSINESS ON THE TABLE, when to be taken up and disposed of -
BUSINESS ON THE SPEAKER'S TABLE, mode of disposing of -

27

" " list to be made of . . 145
" private, to have preference on Fridays and Saturdays .
“ “ to be called over on first and fourth Fridays in

every month, and preference given to matters
not objected to - - - - - - . 30

17

27

29

62

147

C.

Rule
Calls on DEPARTMENTS for information, rules relating to · · 61
Calls of the House, names called alphabetically - ' .

in order prior to second of previous question,

but not after - - - - - ..
proceedings on a call. .

- 63, 64
Speaker and fifteen members may compel at-
tendance of absent members - ..

65
Capitol, unappropriated rooms in - - -
" no spirits to be brought within or about (joint rule)

19
Chair, Speaker may substitute a member to take the - .
CHAIRMAN OF COMMITTEE, who shall be . . . . .
“ OF COMMITTEE OF WAOLE, Speaker names

125
CHARGE ON THE PEOPLE, motions for • .

131
Claims, officers of House not to prosecute -

150
Clerk to cause resolutions to be delivered to President, &c. .
“ to take an oath to act faithfully, and tenure of appoint-

ment, &c. - - - - - - - - -
to make a list of reports to be made by public officers to
Congress . -

- - - - - - 109
“ to forward the Journals to Governors of the States • . 110

to make weekly a list of business on Speaker's table - . 145
to cause Journal to be completed and distributed .. 142
to furnish members with bound documents - .

144
to cause the laws to be indexed - - -

146
all contracts, &c., to be made or approved by ·
" to note questions of order - - -

111
u to attest legal acts signed by the Speaker .

15
" to retain certain books in the office library .

143
Clerks to Committees, House must order employment of

149
COMMIT OR AMEND), order of motions to . . . .
COMMITTEES, how to be appointed - - - -

who shall be chairman · · ·
to meet on call of two members - -
order in which they shall be called for reports -
a member may, in a certain case, be excused from

serving on · · · · · · ·
precedence of, in motions for reference - .
appointment of standing . .
duties of, viz: of Elections - -

“ of Ways and Means . . 78, 79, 80, 81
“ “ of Claims . . .
6 . “ on Commerce -

“ on Public Lands

152

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COMMITTEES, duties of, viz: on Post Office and Post Roads .

“ for the District of Columbia ·
o on the Judiciary . . . .
“ on Revolutionary Claims ..

on Public Expenditures -
on Private Land Claims -

on Military Affairs - -
" on the Militia ..

on Naval Affairs . .
“ on Foreign Affairs . .
« on the Territories - ..
a on Revolutionary Pensions :

on Invalid Pensions . .
“ on Roads and Canals -

6 on Patents . . .
" " on Public Buildings - - - 100

u on Revisal and Unfinished Business 101
“ ' “ of Accounts - - - - - 102
" " on Mileage . . . . . 103

" " on Engraving . . . . . 104
COMMITTEES ON EXPENDITURES, appointment and duties of the six 105, 106
COMMITTEES, STANDING, may report by bill ..

• 107
not to sit during session of House . . . . 108
not to employ clerks · · · · · ·

149
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE ON THE Union, a standing order of

the day · · · · · · · · 124

rules may be suspended at any time to go into . 136
“ House may discharge, and terminate debate in . 136

how a quorum may be compelled - · · · 63, 126
business of to be considered and concluded in order of

reference • • • • • • • •
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE, how formed . .

125
how to proceed in cases of bills . . . . . 127
how to report amendments to original motions -
how to report amendments to a report .

129
rules of the House to be observed in .

134
must first entertain all motions for laying or increas-
ing taxes' • • •

.

. . 131, 132
« appropriations must be first discussed in - -

133
COMMITTEE CLERKS, House to order employment of • .

149
COMMITTEE ON ENROLLED Bills, appointment and duties of (joint

135

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