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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.

RULE XXXIX.

RECORDS OF

THE PRESIDENT FURNISHED WITH COPIES OF

EXECUTIVE SESSIONS.

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.

RULE XL.

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.

BY SENATORS.

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.

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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
Where the cost shall exceed five hundred dollars, the

concurrence of the House of Representatives shall be
necessary

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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
measure.

17 18 When a question is pending, a motion may be made to

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Amendments. When a question contains several points, a

division may be called for......
But a motion to strike out and insert shall not be divided.
Rejection of a motion to strike out and insert shall not

prevent a motion simply to strike out.
Nor shall the rejection of a motion to strike out prevent

a motion to strike out and insert....
In a motion to strike out and insert, the part to be stricken

out and the part to be inserted shall each be regarded
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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

received....
No amendment not relevant or gerinane to the subject-

matter of the bill shall be received..
An amendment to a general appropriation bill may be

laid on the table...
No amendment to provide for a private claim shall be

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

Senate .....
When an appeal is pending, any question of order or

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

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Rule. Clause. Page.

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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..
Bills or other matter sent to the Senate by the President

or House of Representatives may at any time be laid
before the Senate by the Presiding Officer or upon mo-

tion......
Bills and resolutions, not objected to, to be taken up in

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

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