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succeeding session without being again made to the Senate by the President; and if the Senate shall adjourn or take a recess for more than thirty days, all nominations pending and not finally acted upon at the time of taking such adjournment or recess shall be returned by the Secretary to the President, and shall not again be considered unless they shall again be made to the Senate by the President.
THE PRESIDENT FURNISHED WITH COPIES OF
The President of the United States shall, from time to time, be furnished with an authenticated transcript of the Executive records of the Senate, but no further extract from the Executive Journal shall be furnished by the Secretary, except by special order of the Senate; and no paper, except original treaties transmitted to the Senate by the President of the United States, and finally acted upon by the Senate, shall be delivered from the office of the Secretary without an order of the Senate for that purpose.
SUSPENSION AND AMENDMENT OF THE RULES.
No motion to suspend, modify, or amend any rule, or any part thereof, shall be in order, except on one day's notice in writing, specifying precisely the rule or part proposed to be suspended, modified, or amended, and the purpose thereof. Any rule may be suspended without notice by the unanimous consent of the Senate, except as otherwise provided in clause 1, Rule XII.
OATHS REQUIRED BY THE CONSTITUTION AND
BY LAW TO BE TAKEN UNDER RULE II.
I, A B, do solemniy swear (or affirm) that I will support the Constitution of the United States.
(June 1, 1789, i Stat., 23.
I, A B, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.
(July 11, 1868, 15 Stat., 85.
BY THE SECRETARY.
I, A B, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support the Constitution of the United States. And in addition to the foregoing he will also take the following:
I, A B, Secretary of the Senate of the United States of America, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will truly and faithfully discharge the duties of my said office, to the best of my knowledge and abilities.
(June 1, 1789, i Stat., 23.
INDEX TO THE STANDING RULES OF THE SENATE.
Rule. Clause. Page. Absent himself from the service of the Senate without leave. No Senator shall....
5 I 7 Absent Senators. Less than a quorum may request or compel the attendance of
5 3 7 Additional numbers of a document shall be referred to the
Committee on Printing. All motions to print. ... 29 28
concurrence of the House of Representatives shall be
2 28 Adjourn. A motion to, shall have precedence of all other
motions.. Adjourn to a day certain shall be second in the order of pre
cedence of motions. A motion to ... Admission to the floor of the Senate. Persons entitled to.. 33 30 Amendment, when proposed to any pending measure, is laid
on the table, it shall not carry with it or prejudice such
17 18 When a question is pending, a motion may be made to
Amendments. When a question contains several points, a
division may be called for......
prevent a motion simply to strike out.
a motion to strike out and insert....
out and the part to be inserted shall each be regarded
Amendments. It shall not be in order on the third reading of a
bill to offer an amendment except byunanimous consent. Amendments to general appropriation bills. No amendment
shall be received which will increase an appropriation
in the bill, unless..... No amendment adding a new item to the bill, unless to
carry out existing law or treaty stipulation, shall be
received ... Amendments must be moved by direction of a commit
tee or in pursuance of an estimate of the head of a de
partment... All amendments moved by direction of a committee must
be referred one day before being offered to the Commit
tee on Appropriations .... No amendment to an amendment increasing the appro
priation therein shall be received .. Amendments to river and harbor bills shall also be re
ferred before being offered .... Amendments to post-road bills shall also be referred be
fore being offered..... No amendment proposing general legislation shall be
matter of the bill shall be received..
laid on the table...
received, unless.... Amendments to treaties shall be determined by a majority
vote. All questions of.. Anthony rule. Known as the. Appeals, in questions of order. Every question of order de
cided by the Chair shall be subject to an appeal to the
appeal that may afterwards arise shall be decided with
out debate.. If an appeal be laid on the table, it shall be held as affirm
ing the decision of the Chair. appropriation bills. (See General appropriation bills.) Attendance of absent Senators. The Sergeant-at-Arms may
be directed to request, and, if necessary, compel the...
5 3 7
Rule. Clause. Page.
Ballot. The chairman and members of the standing commit
tees shall be appointed by ..... A majority shall choose a chairman and a plurality the
other members of a standing committee... Bills and joint resolutions. Order in which the Chair shall
call for, under “morning business” Manner of introduction of pension bills, bills for the
payment of private claims, or for the correction of
naval or military records..
or House of Representatives may at any time be laid
their order ..... To proceed to the consideration of, on the Calendar out
of regular order, a privileged motion.. Whenever offered, their introduction shall, if objected to,
be postponed for one day. When presented may be postponed one day unless by
unanimous consent Shall have three several readings before passage, which
shall be on three different days unless by unanimous
consent .... May be read twice on the same day for reference only. If not referred, they shall not be considered as in Com
mittee of the whole, nor debated if objected to, but
shall go on the Calendar ... All bills and joint resolutions reported from a committee
shall also go on the Calendar..... Before amendment shall be considered as in Committte
of the Whole...... When ordered to a third reading they shall not be open
to amendment unless by unanimous consent. But may be committed before the question is put upon
the passage...... If committed when reported shall again go on the Calen
dar as bills in Committee of the Whole... May be accompanied by a preamble, which may be with
drawn, or laid on the table