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Reports of committees. All reports of committees shall be

printed, unless for the dispatch of business the print-
ing be dispensed with....

29 Reports of committees of conference shall always be in order,

and when made the question of their consideration

shall be immediately put and decided without debate.. 27 Resolutions. The order in which they shall be called for by the Chair under “morning business”

7 Not objected to, to be taken up in their order.

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When accompanied by a preamble, the question shall be

first put on the resolution, then on the preamble, which
may be withdrawn or laid on the table..

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A resolution may be withdrawn or modified by the mover

before an amendment or ordering of the yeas A resolution to pay money out of the contingent fund shall

be referred to the Committee on Contingent Expenses. 25 All resolutions shall, if their consideration be objected to, lie over one day ...

14 Revenue bills, to proceed to the consideration of, a privileged motion.....

9 Rules. No motion to suspend, modify, or amend any rule,

except on one day's notice in writing ...
Any rule may be suspended without notice by unanimous
consent, except Rule XII .....

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But no motion shall be in order to suspend Rule XII,
in respect to voting ..

S.
Secrecy. The galleries shall be cleared and the doors closed

on the discussion of a question that may require...... 35
All confidential communications from the President, and

all treaties and debates and proceedings thereon, shall
be kept secret ...

36
All matters touching the character and qualifications of

a nomination, and all votes and proceedings thereon,
shall be kept secret

38
Removal of injunction of secrecy from Report of Com-
mittee on Rules....

36 Removal of injunction of secrecy from any part of the

proceedings shall be entered in the Legislative Journal

and Executive Journal, and published in the Record.. 36
A Senator disclosing the confidential or secret business of
the Senate shall be liable to expulsion

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Secrecy. An officer of the Senate committing a like offense

shall be dismissed and punished for a contempt....... 36 4 33 All documents or papers communicated to the Senate by

the President or the head of any Department, relating
to any matter secret or confidential under the rules,
shall be considered as confidential

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5 33 Secretary of Senate. When to perform duties of the Chair..

5 To keep record of certificates of election of Senators .... 6

8 To transmit papers in relation to claims to committee before whom claim is pending.....

31 29 Senate Chamber. Shall not be granted for any

other

purpose than for the use of the Senate....

34 31 Senators. Not to absent themselves from the service of the Senate without leave...

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7 Not to speak but once, and for five minutes only, on bills

and resolutions on the Calendar not objected to....... 8 Special orders. The unfinished business shall take preced

ence of the......
Consideration of the Calendar of Bills and Resolutions at

the conclusion of morning business until 2 o'clock
takes precedence of

8 Any subject may be made a special order by a vote of

two-thirds.... Unless there be unfinished business, the Chair shall lay

before the Senate the .... Special orders for same hour and day shall have precedence according to time at which they were made such.

13 Special orders shall not lose their character as such unless hy a vote of the Senate ..

2 13 Every special order shall, unless there be unfinished busi

ness, be called up when the hour assigned shall arrive. Speak more than twice in any one debate on the same day without leave of the Senate. No Senator shall ...

19 19 Speak. The Presiding Officer shall name who is to speak, but the Senator first rising shall be first recognized.. 19

18 Standing committees....

25 Standing Rules of Senate

5 Suspension of the rules. One day's notice in writing required

to suspend, amend, or modify any rule of the Senate.. 40 37 Rule XII, in relation to voting, shall never, under

any circumstances, be suspended .

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Table. An amendment to a general appropriation bill may be laid on the .....

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3 17 A motion to reconsider may be laid on the.

13 14 And if carried shall be held to be a final disposition of the motion

13 14 When an amendment proposed to any pending measure

is laid on the, it shall not carry with it nor prejudice
such measure.

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

lay on the, which shall be decided without debate.... Preamble of a bill or resolution may be withdrawn or laid

on the, without prejudice to the bill or resolution.... 23 An appeal from the decision of the Chair may be laid on

the ..... If laid on the table, it shall be held as affirming the deci

sion of the Chair
All resolutions, reports of committees, motions to dis-

charge a committee, and subjects from which a com-
mittee may be discharged shall lie over one day for
consideration....

26 2 27 Treaties. When a treaty is laid before the Senate, no motion

shall be made in reference to it but to refer or to print
it, to remove injunction of secrecy, or to consider it in
open Executive session....

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A treaty shall not be considered on the same day that it
is reported, if objected to

37 After being acted upon as in Committee of the Whole it shall be reported to the Senate .....

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33 When the question will be, if amended, on concurring in

the amendments made in Committee of the Whole.... 37 33 Injunction of secrecy may be removed at any stage of

proceedings, or treaty may be considered in open Ex-
ecutive session

37 33 After which the resolution of ratification may be proposed on a subsequent day ...

37 33 When the question shall be on the resolution of ratification, no amendment shall be in order ....

37 The question of ratification and a motion to postpone indefinitely shall each require a vote of two-thirds....

37 33 All amendments and other motions may be decided by a majority ..

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Treaties shall be resumed at the second or any subsequent ses

sion of same Congress, at the stage when last acted
upon ..

34 When proceedings shall terminate with a Congress, they shall be resumed de novo.......

37 34 Indian treaties shall, unless transmitted by the President in confidence, be acted upon in legislative session. 37 3 34

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Unanimous consent. The reading of the Journal may be sus-

pended by
Until the morning business is concluded, no motion to
proceed to any other subject shall be received, unless

7 3 After a decision is announced, a Senator may change or withdraw his vote by.....

13 When the Senate shall refuse to reconsider a vote, or reaf

firm its first decision, no motion to reconsider can be
received but by..

14 Each bill shall receive three readings before passage on three different days, unless by..

14 A bill may be read twice for reference, but not considered

as in Committee of the Whole, nor debated, unless by. 14 3 15 No amendment shall be proposed to a bill on its third reading, unless by.....

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16 All resolutions shall lie over one day, unless by

14 5 15 All resolutions, reports of committees, motions to dis

charge a committee, and subjects from which a com-
mittee may be discharged, shall lie over one day,
unless by

26 2 27 Any rule of the Senate can be suspended without notice by, except as provided in Rule XII.

40 37 Treaties shall not be acted upon on the day on which they are reported, unless by....

37 I 33 Resolution of ratification shall not be considered on the same day it is proposed, unless by

37 I 33 Nominations shall not be confirmed on the day they are received, or on which reported, unless by

I 35 Order of morning business changed only by.

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9 Unfinished business shall have preference over the special

orders ... Consideration of the Calendar of Bills and Reso ions at

the conclusion of the morning business, until 2 o'clock, takes precedence of.

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Unfinished business of a session. The-legislative business of

the Senate shall be continued from session to session of
the same Congress.....

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V.
Vacancies in committees, when filled by the Presiding Officer,

shall, unless otherwise ordered, be only to fill up the
number on the committee ...

24 Vice-President. In the absence of the Vice-President, the Senate shall choose a President pro tempore ..

I 5 In the absence of the, and pending the election of a Presi

dent pro tempore, the Secretary, or, in his absence, the

Chief Clerk, shall perform the duties of the Chair..... I 2 5 Voting. When the yeas and nays are called each Senator

shall, unless excused from voting, answer when his

name is called, without debate... Proceedings when a Senator shall be called on for reasons for declining to vote shall be without debate.....

13 Further proceedings shall not be had until after the re

sult is announced.... A Senator shall not be permitted vote after the result is announced ...

13 But he may, for special reasons, by unanimous consent, withdraw or change his vote.

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Withdrawal of a motion or resolution. A resolution or mo-

tion may be withdrawn at any time before amendment
or ordering of the yeas

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nays... Preamble to a resolution may be withdrawn before amendment or ordering of the yeas and nays

23 A motion to reconsider shall not be withdrawn without

leave of the Senate
Withdrawal of papers. No papers except original treaties

shall be withdrawn from the files without leave of the
Senate ....

30 Where an act has passed for a private claim, the papers

may be sent by the Secretary to the accounting officers. 30 No petition on which an adverse report has been made shall be withdrawn without leaving copies ...

29 Claims adversely reported on shall not be again referred without new evidence.

31 Without debate. In ascertaining the presence of a quorum, the proceedings shall be

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