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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

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ABSENT MEMBERS, their attendance may be compelled by fifteen
members

ABSENT, no member allowed to be, unless sick or on leave
ABSENTEES at a call, proceedings against

ACCOUNTS OF MEMBERS, Sergeant to keep

ACTS AND ADDRESSES signed by the Speaker

ADDRESS TO THE PRESIDENT, how to be presented (joint rule)
ADHERE, effect of a vote in the two Houses to (joint rule)
ADJOURN, motion to, always in order, but not to be debated
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ADMISSION within the Hall, the persons entitled to

AGENTS for claims

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RULES AND ORDERS

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TO THE

AMEND, order of motion to

AMENDMENT not to be admitted, if on a subject different from that
under consideration

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AND TO THE JOINT RULES.

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AMENDMENTS to engrossed bills, by way of rider, not permitted

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to engrossed bills, to be kept on separate paper

to original motions, in Committee of the Whole

to bills and resolutions, cannot be made by adding

other bills or resolutions

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APPEALS, how made and debated

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proceedings in case of, for transgressing rules not debated on previous question APPROPRIATION BILLS, may be amended in Committee of the

Whole out of their order

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BALLOT for committees

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BALLOTS, blank, not counted

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no person to look on when tellers are counting BAR, no member to vote unless within the

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APPROPRIATION FOR TREATIES not to be included in bills making appropriation for other objects APPROPRIATIONS to be first discussed in Committee of the Whole votes upon each item of, may be taken

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BILLS ON THE TABLE, when to be taken up and disposed of -
BILLS reported at first session, to be resumed at second

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private, to have precedence on Fridays and Saturdays

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to be reported within thirty days

to have preference in order of day

appropriations not authorized by law, not

to be made

rejected, if enacting words be stricken out

cannot be amended by adding other bills

proceedings on leave to introduce

how to be introduced or reported

leave to introduce

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to be called over on first and fourth Fridays of every
month-preference to those not objected to

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making appropriations, to be reported within thirty days

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to have preference in order

not authorized by law excluded

to be first discussed in Committee
of the Whole

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if opposed on first reading, question to reject to be put, &c. 66 how to be disposed of on second reading

not more than three to be committed to the same Committee
of the Whole

may be recommitted at any time before passage

to be engrossed in a fair round hand

amendments of Senate, when considered

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BILLS, engrossed, when to be read a third time

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from the Senate, when to be read and disposed of

not to be amended on third reading by rider

when passed, to be certified by the Clerk -

[in Committee of the Whole] how to be taken up; not to
be interlined; amendments to, how to be kept and re-
ported; and, after report, may be again debated and
amended

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on their passage to be on paper (joint rule)

to be enrolled on parchment after passing the two Houses
(joint rule)

(See Engrossed Bills.)

passed one House and lost in the other, notice to be given
of (joint rule)

passed one House and lost in the other, how they may be re-

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BLANKS, rule respecting the filling of

BLANK BALLOTS, not to be counted

newed (joint rule)

when sent from one House to the other, to be accompanied

by the papers on which they are founded (joint rule)

not to be sent from one House to the other for concurrence

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on the three last days of the session (joint rule)

not to be presented to the President on the last day of a

session (joint rule)

joint rule relative to printing of

resolutions, and reports not disposed of at one session of a
Congress, which shall have passed either House, to be
taken up after six days of a succeeding session (joint
rule)

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BOND of Sergeant-at-arms -

BUSINESS, unfinished, precedence of -

BUSINESS, unfinished at first, to be resumed at second session of

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Congress

daily order of

order of, changed or postponed, two-thirds necessary

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no debate on priority of

BUSINESS ON THE TABLE, when to be taken up and disposed of
BUSINESS ON THE SPEAKER'S TABLE, mode of disposing of

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private, to have preference on Fridays and Saturdays
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every month, and preference given to matters
not objected to

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C.

CALLS ON DEPARTMENTS for information, rules relating to
CALLS OF THE HOUSE, names called alphabetically

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CAPITOL, unappropriated rooms in

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no spirits to be brought within or about (joint rule)
CHAIR, Speaker may substitute a member to take the
CHAIRMAN OF COMMITTEE, who shall be -

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CHARGE ON THE PEOPLE, motions for -

CLAIMS, officers of House not to prosecute -
CLERK to cause resolutions to be delivered to President, &c.

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CLERKS TO COMMITTEES, House must order employment of

COMMIT OR AMEND, order of motions to

COMMITTEES, how to be appointed

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who shall be chairman

to take an oath to act faithfully, and tenure of appoint-
ment, &c. -

in order prior to second of previous question,
but not after -

proceedings on a call

Speaker and fifteen members may compel at-
tendance of absent members

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to make a list of reports to be made by public officers to
Congress

to forward the Journals to Governors of the States

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to make weekly a list of business on Speaker's table -

to cause Journal to be completed and distributed

to furnish members with bound documents

to cause the laws to be indexed

all contracts, &c., to be made or approved by

to note questions of order

to attest legal acts signed by the Speaker

to retain certain books in the office library

to meet on call of two members

order in which they shall be called for reports

a member may, in a certain case, be excused from

serving on

precedence of, in motions for reference

appointment of standing

duties of, viz: of Elections

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of Ways and Means

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on Public Lands

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COMMITTEES, duties of, viz: on Post Office and Post Roads

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for the District of Columbia

on the Judiciary

on Revolutionary Claims

on Public Expenditures

on Private Land Claims

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COMMITTEES ON EXPENDITURES, appointment and duties of the six 105, 106
COMMITTEES, STANDING, may report by bill

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not to sit during session of House

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not to employ clerks

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE ON THE UNION, a standing order of

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on Military Affairs -

on the Militia

on Naval Affairs

on Foreign Affairs

on the Territories

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on Revolutionary Pensions

on Invalid Pensions

on Roads and Canals

on Patents

on Public Buildings

on Revisal and Unfinished Business

of Accounts

on Mileage

on Engraving

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE, how formed

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how to proceed in cases of bills

how to report amendments to original motions

how to report amendments to a report

rules of the House to be observed in

the day

rules may be suspended at any time to go into

House may discharge, and terminate debate in

how a quorum may be compelled

business of to be considered and concluded in order of
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to report at any time

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appropriations must be first discussed in

COMMITTEE CLERKS, House to order employment of
COMMITTEE ON ENROLLED BILLS, appointment and duties of (joint

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