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ADOPTED.

1794.

1795.

public works and objects as are already in progress, and for the contingencies for carrying on the several departments of the Government.

R. 82. It shall be the duty of the Committee of Claims | Nov. 13, to take into consideration all such petitions and matters or things touching claims and demands on the United States as shall be presented, or shall or may come in question, and be referred to them by the House; and to report their opinion thereupon, together with such propositions for relief therein as to them shall seem expedient.

R. 83. It shall be the duty of the Committee on Com- | Dec. 14, merce to take into consideration all such petitions and matters or things touching the commerce of the United States as shall be presented, or shall or may come into question, and be referred to them by the House; and to report, from time to time, their opinion thereon.*

R. 84. It shall be the duty of the Committee on the Public Lands to take into consideration all such petitions and matters or things respecting the lands of the United States as shall be presented, or shall or may come in question, and be referred to them by the House; and to report their opinion thereon, together with such propositions for relief therein as to them shall seem expedient.

R. 85. It shall be the duty of the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads to take into consideration all such petitions and matters or things touching the post office and post roads as shall be presented, or may come in question, and be referred to them by the House; and to report their opinion thereupon, together with such pro

Dec. 17,

1805

Nov. 9 1808.

* This committee was originally a Committee on Commerce and Manufactures. On the 8th December, 1819, a separate Committee on Manufactures was constituted, and the duties of the original Committee on Commerce and Manufactures have been conformed as above, by leaving out the words and Manufactures. There are no duties assigned in these rules to the Committee on Manufactures. To this committee is appropriately referred all matters pertaining to manufacturing.

ADOPTED.

Jan. 27,

1808.

June 3, 1813.

positions relative thereto as to them shall seem expedient.

R. 86. It shall be the duty of the Committee for the District of Columbia to take into consideration all such petitions and matters or things touching the said district as shall be presented, or shall come in question, and be referred to them by the House; and to report their opinion thereon, together with such propositions relative thereto as to them shall seem expedient.

R. 87. It shall be the duty of the Committe on the Judiciary to take into consideration such petitions and matters or things touching judicial proceedings as shall be presented, or may come in question, and be referred to them by the House; and to report their opinion thereupon, together with such propositions relative thereto as to them shall seem expedient.

R. 88. It shall be the duty of the Committee on Revolutionary Claims to take into consideration all such petitions and matters or things touching claims and demands originating in the revolutionary war, or arising therefrom, as shall be presented, or shall or may come in question, and be referred to them by the House; and to report their opinion thereupon, together with such propositions

for relief therein as to them shall seem expedient. febr'y 26,

R. 89. It shall be the duty of the Committee on Public Expenditures to examine into the state of the several public departments, and particularly into laws making appropriations of money, and to report whether the moneys have been disbursed conformably with such laws; and also to report, from time to time, such provisions and arrangements as may be necessary to add to the economy of the departments, and the accountability of their officers. *

Dec. 22, 1813.

1814.

* See note to rule 78. And further: on the 30th March, 1816, six Committees on Expenditures in the several departments of the Government were

1816.

1822.

Dec. 10,

1835.

ADOPTED. R. 90. It shall be the duty of the Committee on Private April 29 Land Claims to take into consideration all claims to land which may be referred to them, or shall or may come in question; and to report their opinion thereupon, together with such propositions for relief therein as to them shall seem expedient.

R. 91. It shall be the duty of the Committee on Mili- March 13, tary Affairs to take into consideration all subjects relating to the military establishment and public defence which may be referred to them by the House, and to report their opinion thereupon; and also to report, from time to time, such measures as may contribute to economy and accountability in the said establishment.

R. 92. It shall be the duty of the Committee on the Militia to take into consideration and report on all subjects connected with the organizing, arming and disciplining the militia of the United States.

R. 93. It shall be the duty of the Committee on Naval | March 13, Affairs to take into consideration all matters which concern the naval establishment, and which shall be referred to them by the House, and to report their opinion thereupon; and also to report, from time to time, such measures as may contribute to economy and accountability in the said establishment.

R. 94. It shall be the duty of the Committee on Foreign March 13 Affairs to take into consideration all matters which concern the relations of the United States with foreign nations, and which shall be referred to them by the House, and to report their opinion on the same.

R. 95. It shall be the duty of the Committee on the Territories to examine into the legislative, civil, and criminal proceedings of the Territories, and to devise and report to the House such means as, in their opinion, may

1822.

1822.

Dec. 13,

1825.

created, and added to the list of standing committees. The duties assigned to these several committees would seem entirely to cover the duties of the Committee on Public Expenditures.-See rules 105 and 106.

ADOPTED

1831.

1831.

Dec. 15,

1831.

be necessary to secure the rights and privileges of resi

dents and non-residents. Jan. 10, R. 96. It shall be the duty of the Committee on Revo

lutionary Pensions to take into consideration all such matters respecting pensions for services in the revolutionary war, other than invalid pensions, as shall be

referred to them by the House. Jan’y 10, R. 97. It shall be the duty of the Committee on Invalid

Pensions to take into consideration all such matters respecting invalid pensions as shall be referred to them by the House.

R. 98. It shall be the duty of the Committee on Roads and Canals to take into consideration all such petitions and matters or things relating to roads and canals, and the improvement of the navigation of rivers, as shall be presented, or may come in question, and be referred to them by the House; and to report thereupon, together with such propositions relative thereto, as to them shall

seem expedient. Sept. 15, R. 99. It shall be the duty of the Committee on Pa

tents to consider all subjects relating to patents which may be referred to them; and report their opinion thereon, together with such propositions relative thereto as may

seem to them expedient. Bept. 15, R. 100. It shall be the duty of the Committee on Pub

lic Buildings and Grounds to consider all subjects relating to the public edifices and grounds within the city of Washington which may be referred to them; and report their opinion thereon, together with such propositions relating thereto as may seem to them expedient.

R. 101. It shall be the duty of the Committee of Revisal and Unfinished Business to examine and report what laws have expired, or are near expiring, and require to be revived or further continued ; also, to examine and report, from the Journal of last session, all such matters as were then depending and undetermined.

1837.

1837.

Dec. 14,

1795.

ADOPTED.

1805.

1811.

1844.

R. 102. It shall be the duty of the Committee of Ac- Dec 17, counts to superintend and control the expenditures of the contingent fund of the House of Representatives ; [also, Dec. 23 to audit and settle all accounts which may be charged thereon; and, also, to audit the accounts of the members for their travel to and from the seat of Government, and their attendance in the House.*]

R. 103. It shall be the duty of the Committee on Mile-Seg!:;25, age to ascertain and report the distance to the Sergeantat-arms for which each member shall receive pay.t

R. 104. There shall be appointed a standing committee March 16, of this House, to consist of three members, to be called the Committee on Engraving, I to whom shall be referred by the Clerk all drawings, maps, charts, or other papers, which may at any time come before the House for engraving, lithographing, or publishing in any way; which committee shall report to the House whether the same ought, in their opinion, to be published ; and if the House order the publication of the same, that said committee shall direct the size and manner of execution of all such maps, charts, drawings, or other papers, and contract by agreement, in writing, for all such engraving, lithographing, printing, drawing, and coloring, as may be ordered by the House ; which agreement, in writing, shall be furnished by said committee to the Committee of Accounts,

* So much of this rule as directs the Committee of Accounts to audit and settle the mileage and daily pay of the members was adopted at the 1st session 12th Congress, (1811). At the 1st session of the 25th Congress, (1837) a Standing Committee on Mileag was created, for the especial purpose of ascertaining and reporting the mileage for which each member shall receive pay.—See rule 103.

+ See rule and note to rule 102.

# The resolution of Congress « regulating the printing of Congress, and establishing the compensation for the same," approved July 23, 1846, provides that “ When any order for printing requires maps or charts, the same shall be obtained under the direction of the Committee on Contingent Expenses of the House making such order."

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