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No. On Revolutionary Claims, to consist of five members..

34 On Claims, to consist of seven members.....

34 On District of Columbia, to consist of seven members.. On Patents and the Patent office, to consist of five members..

34 On Public Buildings and Grounds, to consist of five members.. On Territories, to consist of seven members

34 On the Pacific Railroad, to consist of nine members..

34 On Mines and Mining, to consist of seven members...

34 To Audit and Control the Contingent Fund, to consist of three members 34 On Printing, to consist of three members....

34 On Engrossed Bills, to consist of three members.

34 On Enrolled Bills, to consist of three members..

34 STANDING committees, the Senate will proceed, by ballot, severally to

appoint the chairman of each committee, and then, by one ballot, the other members necessary to complete the same; and a majority of the whole number of votes given shall be necessary to

choice of a chairman of a standing committee. All other committees shall be appointed by ballot, and a plurality of votes shall make a choice. In the appointment of the ....

35 STANDING committee shall first be put. When motions are made for reler

ence of the same subject to a select committee and to a standing committee, the question on reference to the..

36 STATES, not referred to the Committee on Printing. Motions to print docu

ments from the legislatures or conventions lawfully called of the..... 34 STRIKE out and insert shall not be divided. A motion to.....

12 STRIKE out and insert one proposition shall not prevent a motion to strike

out and insert a different proposition, nor a motion simply to strike out, nor shall the rejection of this prevent a motion to strike out and insert. A motion to ...

... 12 SUBJECT or matter shall have been referred to a committee, any other sub

ject or matter of a similar nature may, on motion, be referred to such committee. When any

35 Som first put. In filling blanks the largest...

13 SUSPEND the 16th and 17th joint rules, &c., always in order, &c. A motion to

53 SUSPENSION or amendment of a rule. One day's notice to be given of a motion for the......

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TABLE, and read before being debated. A motion made and seconded shall

be reduced to writing, if desired, delivered in at the ... TABLE, &c. (See Rule.) When a question is under debate no motion sball

be received but to lie on the......

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TABLE. A brief statement of the contents of petitions, &c., to be made
before being received or read at the......

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Table one day for consideration. All resolutions (not joint) and reports

of committees shall lie on the ....
TERRITORIEs, to consist of seven members. A standing Committee on.. 34
Tie vote of the Senate, the Secretary shall take the decision of the Presi-
dent. When there is a

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TIME first put. In filling blanks the longest

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Titles of bills, and parts affected by amendments, inserted on the journal. 32
TREATY, bill, or resolution, as in the Committee of the Whole, a chairman

may be appointed by the Presiding Officer, &c. When the Senate

shall consider &.....
TREATIES. Proceedings on....
TREATIES which may be laid before the Senate shall also be kept secret

until the Senate shall, by their resolution, take off the injunction of
secrecy. All......

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TREATIES, &c., shall be returned or delivered from the office of the Secre-

tary without an order of the Senate for that purpose. No paper, except
original....

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Twice in any one debate. No member shall speak more than
Two-THIRDS requisite to decide affirmatively on allamendments to treaties,
and on the final question of ratification of treaties.....

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Two-THIRDS shall not be requisite except on the final question. When an

amendinent to the Constitution is under consideration the concurrence

of .........
TWO-THIRDS of the members present are necessary to carry the affirmative,

any member who votes on that side which prevailed in the question
may be at liberty to move for a reconsideration; and a motioų for recon-
sideration shall be decided by a majority of votes. When any question
may have been decided by the Senate in which......

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TWO-THIRDS present. No special order to be made without concurrence of 31

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UNANIMOUS consent of the members present. On the third reading of any

bill, &c., no amendment shall be received unless by the...... 23
UNANIMOUSLY direct otherwise. When nominations are made a future

day shall be assigned for their consideration, unless the Senate...... 37
UNFINISHED business at preceding adjournment shall have preference in
special orders of the day. The .

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VERBAL statement of contents of a petition, &c., to be made before being
received or read at the table. A brief....

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No,

VICE-PRESIDENT, or President of the Senate pro tem., shall have the right

to name a member to perform the duties of the chair; but such substi.
tution shall not extend beyond an adjournment. The......

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Vice-PRESIDENT, or President pro tem., may call a member to fill the

chair, &c. When the Senate shall consider a treaty, bill, or resolution
in Committee of the Whole, the....

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VICE-PRESIDENT of the United States. (See President of the Senate.)
VOTE of the Senate, and without debate. When the reading of a paper is
objected to it shall be determined by a

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Vore, unless for special reasons he be excused. On every question taken
by yeas and nays, each member shall......

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VOTE. When a decision is announced from the Chair no member shall be
permitted to......

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Vote may be made before the subject has gone out of the possession of the

Senate, if made same day or within two next days of actual session.

On motion by one of the majority, the reconsideration of a...... 20
Vote of the Senate, the Secretary shall take the decision of the President.
When there is a tie.....

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VOTE of the Senate. Special orders shall have precedence over general
orders unless postponed by a....

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Vote of the Senate shall be entered on the journal. Every....

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Vores given is necessary; and in appointment of all the committees, with

that exception, a plurality of votes will make a choice. In the appoint-

ment of the chairman of standing committees a majority of all the... 35
Votes on amendments, &c., to treaties confirmed by the Senate shall be
reduced to the form of a ratification, &c. .....

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Votes on that side which prevailed may move for a reconsideration, which

shall be decided by a majority of votes. When two-thirds are requi-
site, any member who.

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WITHDRAWN by the mover before decision, amendment, or ordering of the

yeas and pays, except a motion to reconsider, &c. Any motion may be 10
WITHDRAWN without leave of the Senate. A motion to reconsider shall
not be......

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WORDS of a Senator called to order shall be taken down in writing, to
enable the President to judge. The exceptionable.....

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WRITING, &c. Exceptionable words in debate called to order shall be
taken down in....

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WRITING, if desired by the President. A motion made and seconded shall
be reduced to

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Yeas and nays are ordered, a motion cannot be withdrawn by the mover

without leave of the Senate. When the .... YEAS and nays, and on a call of the house, the names of the members shall

be taken alphabetically. In taking the...... YEAs and nays shall be called for by one-fifth of the Senators present, each

shall answer, without debate, unless excused for special reason. When

the.... Yeas and nays are taken, no member shall vote after the decision is

announced from the Chair. When the..... YEAS and nays.

Every question shall be put by the President of the Senate, and the members shall-signify their assent or dissent by answer

ing aye or no, or by...... Yeas and nays are being called, &c. Messengers are introduced in any

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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES U. S., ,

THE

JOINT RULES OF THE TWO HOUSES,

AND OF

SO MUCH OF JEFFERSON'S MANUAL AS UNDER THE RULES GOVERNS THE
HOUSE; OF PRECEDENTS OF ORDER AND USAGES OF THE HOUSE ;
TOGETHER WITH SUCH PORTIONS OF THE CONSTITUTION
OF THE UNITED STATES, LAWS OF CONGRESS, AND
RESOLUTIONS OF THE HOUSE AS RELATE TO
THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE HOUSE,
AND THE RIGHTS AND DUTIES

OF ITS MEMBERS.

COMPILED BY

JOHN M. BARCLAY,

JOURNAL CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES U.S.

ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY,

WASHINGTON:
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE.

1868.

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