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COMMITTEES OF THE SENATE.
There are twenty standing committees in the Senate, appointed at the commencement of each session of Congress: eighteen consist of five members, and two of three members each In the appointment of the standing committees, the Senate proceeds by ballot, severally, to appoint the chairman of each committee, and then, by ballot, the other members necessary to complete the same; and a majority of the whole number of votes given, is necessary to a choice of a chairman of a stauding committee. All other committees are appointed by ballot, and a plurality of votes make a choice. All bills on a second reading are considered by the Senate in the same manner as if the Senale were in committee of the whole, before they can be taken up and proceeded on by the Senate, unless otherwise ordered.
STANDING COMMITTEES OF THE SENATE. 1. Foreign Relations.-Mr. CLAY, Chairman. Messrs. King, of Ga., Mangum, Sprague, Tallmadge. 2. Finance-Mr. WEBSTER, Chairman. Messrs. Wright, Tyler, Mangum, Ewing.
Ch'rmu. Mes-rs. Tipton, Smith,]
12. Claims.-Mr. BELL, Chairman. Messrs. Tipton, Naudain, Brown, Shepley.
3. Cominerce-Mr. SILSBEE, Chair-
6. Military Affairs —Mr. BENTON, 16.
Judiciary.-Mr. CLAYTON, Chairman Messrs. Preston, Bell, Smith, Leigh.
Post Office and Post Roads.Mr GRUNDY, Chairman. Messrs. Ewing, Robinson, Knight, Southard.
Pensions. Mr. TOMLINSON, Chairman. Messrs. Tallmadge, McKean, Prentiss, Preston.
Roads and Canals.-Mr. HENDRICKS, Chairman, Messrs. Kent, Robinson, Robbins, McKean.
District of Columbia-Mr. TrChairman. Messrs. Kent, Bibb, Southard, Tomlinson
Revolutionary Claims.—Mr. MOORE, Ch'rman. Messrs Smith, White, Leigh, Frelinghuysen.
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BLACK, Chairman. Messrs. Kane, 20. Engrossed Bills. Mr. SHEP-
11. Indian Affairs. Mr. WHITE,
French Spoliations prior to 1800 Messrs. WEBSTER, Grundy, Pren tiss, Preston, Shepley.
8. Naval Affairs.—Mr. SOUTH ARD, 18,
10. Private Land Claims.-Mr.
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COMMITTEES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. All committees are appointed by the Speaker, unless otherwise specially directed by the House, in which case they are appointed by ballot; and if upon the first ballot, the number required shall not be elected by a majority of all the votes given, the House then proceeds to a second ballot, when a plurality of votes prevail There are twenty-nine standing committees in the House of Representatives; twenty one con sisting of nine members, and eight of five members each. Twenty-three of these committees are appointed at the commencement of each session, and continue for one session only, six are appointed at the commencement of each Congress, and continue to the first session of the succeeding Congress. All the standing committees have leave to report by bill or otherwise, upon any matter committed to them. The standing com
1. A Committee of Elections, to examine and report upon the certificates of election, or other credentials, of the members returned to serve. in the House, and to take into their considération all petitions, and other matters touching elections and returns.
2. A Committee of Ways and Means, to take into consideration reports of the Treasury Department, and all propositions relative to the revenue; to inquire into the state of the public debt or the revenue, and of the expenditure; to examine into the state of the several public Departments, and particularly into the laws making appropriations of moneys, and to report whether the moneys have been disbursed conformably with such laws; and, also, to report, from time to time, such provi sions and arrangements as may be necessary to add to the economy of the Departments, and the accountability of their officers. In preparing bills of appropriation for other objects, the Committee of Ways and Means must not include appropriations for carrying into effect treaties made by the United States; and, where an appropriation bill shall be referred to them, which contains appropriations for carrying a treaty into effect, and for other objects, they are to propose such amendments as shall prevent appropriations for carrying a treaty into effect being included in the same bill with appropriations for other objects.
3. A Committee of Claims, to take into consideration all petitions and matters or things touching claims and demands on the United States
4. A Committee on Commerce, to take into consideration all petitions and matters or things touching the commerce of the United States.
5. A Committee on the Public Lands, to take into consideration all petitious and matters or things respecting the lands of the United States.
6. A Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads, to take into consideration all petitions and matters or things touching the post offices and post roads.
7. A Committee for the District of Columbia, to take into consideration all petitions, matters or things touching the said District.
8. A Committee on the Judiciary, to take into consideration all petitions and matters or things touching judicial proceedings.
9. A Committee on Revolutionary Claims, to take into consideration all petitions and matters or things touching claims and demands originating in the revolutionary war, or arising therefrom.
10. A Committee on Public Expenditures, to examine into the state of
the several public Departments, and particularly into laws making appropriations of moneys, 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.
11. A Committee on Private Land Claims, to take into consideration all claims to land.
12. A Committee on Manufactures.
The rules of the House assign
13. A Committee on Agriculture. 14. A Committee on Indian Affairs. 15. A Committee on Military Affairs, to take into consideration all subjects relating to the military establishment and public defence; and, also, to report, from time to time, such measures as may contribute to economy and accountability in the said establishment.
16. A Committee on Naval Affairs, to take into consideration all matters which concern the naval establishment; and, also to report, from time to time, such measures as may contribute to economy and accountability in the said establishment.
17. A Committee on Foreign Affairs, to take into consideration all matters which concern the relations of the United States with foreign nations.
18. A Committee on the Territories, to examine into their legislative, civil, and criminal proceedings, and to devise and report to the House such means as, in their opinion, may be necessary to secure the rights and privileges of residents and non-residents.
19. A Committee on Revolutionary Pensions, to take into consideration all matters respecting pensions for services in the revolutionary war, other than invalid pensions.
20 A Committee on Invalid Pensions, to take into consideration all matters respecting invalid pensions.
21. A Committee on Roads and Canals, to take into consideration all petitions and matters or things relating to roads and canals, and the improvement of the navigation of rivers.
22. A 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.
no special duties to these Commillees.
23. A Committee of Accounts, to superintend and control the expenditures of the contingent fund of the House of Representatives, and 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
Committees on so much of the Public Accounts and Expenditures—
24. As relate to the Department of State; 25. As relate to the Treasury Department; 26. As relate to the Departinent of War; 27. As relate to the Department of the Navy; 28. As relate to the Post Office; and
These six committees are appointed at the commencement of a Congress, and continue to the first session of the Jsucceeding Congress.
29. As relate to the Public Buildings.
It is the duty of the six foregoing committees to examine into the state of the accounts and expenditures respectively submitted to them, and to
inquire and report particularly-Whether the expenditures of the respective Departments are justified by law: Whether the claims from time to time satisfied and discharged by the respective Departments are supported by sufficient vouchers, establishing their justness, both as to their character and amount: Whether such claims have been discharged out of funds appropriated therefor: and whether all moneys have been disbursed in conformity with appropriation laws: and whether any, and what provisions are necessary to be adopted, to provide more perfectly for the proper application of the public moneys, and to secure the Government from demands unjust in their character, or extravagant in their amount. And it is, moreover, the duty of the said committees to report, from time to time, whether any, and what retrenchment can be made in the expeuditures of the several Departments, without detriment to the public service; whether any, and what, abuses at any time exist in the failure to enforce the payment of moneys which may be due to the United States from bublic defaulters or others; and to report, from time to time, such provisions and arrangements as may be necessary to add to the economy of the several Departments, and the accountability of their officers. STANDING COMMITTEES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. (The Chairman is the first named on each Committee.)
On the Judiciary -Messrs. Fos ter, Gordon, Beardsley, Thomas, of Md. Hardin, Parks, Pierce, of N. H. Robertson, Hamer.
On Revolutionary Claims.Messrs Muhlenberg, Crane, Bates, Standifer, Marshall, Young, Baylies, Turrill, Kinnard.
1. On Elections-Messrs. Clai-18.
2. On Ways and Means.-Messrs. 9.
On Commerce.-Messrs. Sutherland, Ha per, of N. H Pinckney, 11. Heath, Pearce, of R. I., Gillet, Phillips, Johnson, of La. Morgan. 5. On the Public Lands.-Messrs. Clay, Boon, Clayton, Slade, Ashley, Inge, Williams, Lincoln, 12. Casey
On Public Expenditures — Messrs. Davenport, Lyon, Page, Clarke, of Pa. Tweedy, McLene, Jackson, of Mass. Hazeltine, Ferris.
6. On the Post Office and Post Roads. Messrs. Connor, Kavanagh, Thomas, of La. Briggs, Murphy, Lane, Laporte, Hall, of 13. On Agriculture.-Messrs. BocMaine, Schley.
On Manufactures.-Messrs. Adams, Mass. Denny, Dickerson, of N. J. Martindale, McComas, Osgood, Clowney, Cramer, Jackson, of Coun.
7. On the District of Columbia.—
kee, Taylor, of Va. Hathaway, Barnitz, Bean, Dunlap, Clowney, Turner, Beaty.
Messrs. Chinn, W. B. Shepard,
McKennan, Allen, of Va. Hies-14. On Indian Affairs.-Messrs.
Gilmer, McCarty, Everett, of Vt
On Private Land Claims.-
son, of Tenn. Howell, Love,
Rencher, Johnson, of Md. Lucas,
15. On Military Affairs-Messrs. 22. On Revisal and Unfinished Busi
ness.-Messrs. Dickson, Harrison, McVean, Shinn, Taylor, of N. Y. 23. On Accounts.-Messrs. Mann, of Pa. Lee, of N. J. Mitchell, of N. Y. Crockett, Osgood.
On Expenditures in the Department of State.-Messrs. A. H. Shepperd, Day, Beaumont, Bodle, Patterson.
Johnson, of Ky. Vance, Speight,
of N. C. Coulter, Jarvis, Pierson, 25. On Expenditures in Department
of Ky. Potts, Johnson, of N. Y.
Wilson, Jones, of Ohio, Ewing, 26. On Expenditures in the Depart-
19 On Revolutionary Pensions.-
ment of Navy -Messrs. Hall, of
On Expenditures in Department of Post Office.-Messrs Hawes, Fulton, Burns, Wagener, Lay. 29. On Expenditures on Public 21. On Roads and Canals.-Messrs. Buildings-Messrs. Whallon, DarMercer, Blair, Vinton, Stewart, lington, Brown, Henderson, Hard. SELECT COMMITTEES.
20. On Invalid Pensions.-Messrs.
1. Public Buildings.-Messrs. Jar-3. On the re-organisation of the
vis, Ward, Watmough, Lincoln,
Amending Constitution in relation to election of President and Vice President.-Messrs Gilmer, Archer, Binney, Beardsley, Gor. ham, Johnson, Ky., Speight, Hub. bard, Carr.
On Rhode Island Brigade.Messrs. Burges, A H. Shepperd, Marshall, W. C. Johnson, Wise, Hazeltine, Tweedy.
The Joint Committee on the Library, consists of Messrs. Robbins, Poindexter, and Bibb, on the part of the Senate, and Messrs. E. Everett, Wayne, and Loyall, on the part of the House.