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INDEX

TO THE

RULES AND ORDERS

OF THE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

AND TO THE JOINT RULES.

A.

Rule

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)
ADHERE, 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
AMEND, 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

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

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APPEALS, how made and debated

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

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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
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 -
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

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of the Whole may be recommitted at any time before passage to be engrossed in a fair round hand amendments of Senate, when considered

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Bills, engrossed, when to be read a third time

from the Senate, when to be read and disposed of
not to be amended on third reading by rider
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)
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 aceompanied

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)
joint rule relative to printing of
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)
Blanks, rule respecting the filling of
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
daily order of
order of, changed or postponed, two-thirds necessary

no debate on priority of
BUSINESS ON THE TABLE, when to be taken up and disposed of
BUSINESS ON THE SPEAKER'S TABLE, mode of disposing of -

list to be made of
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

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C.

Rule
CALLS ON DEPARTMENTS for information, rules relating to

61
Calls Of The House, names called alphabetically

62
in order prior to second of previous question,
but not after -

50
proceedings on a call
Speaker and fifteen members may compel at-
tendance of absent members

65
Capitol, unappropriated rooms in

147
no spirits to be brought within or about (joint rule)

19
Chair, Speaker may substitute a member to take the

6
CHAIRMAN OF COMMITTEE, who shall be
of COMMITTEE OF Whole, Speaker names

125
CHARGE ON THE PEOPLE, motions for
CLAIMS, officers of House not to prosecute -

150
CLERK to cause resolutions to be delivered to President, &c.

61
to take an oath to act faithfully, and tenure of appoint-
ment, &c. -

21
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

152
to note questions of order

111
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 AMENI), order of motions to

46
COMMITTEES, how to be appointed

7
who shall be chairman
to meet on call of two members

10
order in which they shall be called for reports

25
a member may, in a certain case, be excused from

serving on
precedence of, in motions for reference

47
appointment of standing

76
duties of, viz: of Elections

77
of Ways and Means

78, 79, 80, 81
of Claims

82
on Commerce

83
on Public Lands

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

85
for the District of Columbia

86
on the Judiciary

87
on Revolutionary Claims

88
on Public Expenditures

89
on Private Land Claims -

90
on Military Affairs -

91
on the Militia

92
on Naval Affairs

93
on Foreign Affairs

94
on the Territories

95
on Revolutionary Pensions

96
on Invalid Pensions

97
on Roads and Canals
on Patents

99
on Public Buildings

100
on Revisal and Unfinished Business 101
of Accounts
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

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

135
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE, how formed

125
how to proceed in cases of bills

127
how to report amendments to original motions

128
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
rule)

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to report at any time

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