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QUESTIONS to be propounded in the order in which they are
moved

QUORUM, fifteen members may compel the attendance of a
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R.

READING A PAPER, if objected to, rule respecting the
RECONSIDER, rule respecting motions to
REFERENCE, order and precedence of motions of -

66 of motions to be at the pleasure of the House
REPORTERS, rules respecting

REPORTS, may be committed at pleasure

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES, when to be made
REPORTS TO BE Made to Congress, Clerk to make a list of
RESOLUTIONS, when they may be submitted

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every alternate Monday set aside for

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given (joint rule)

not to be presented to the President on the last day
of the session (joint rule) -
RIDERS, engrossed bills not to be amended by
ROOMS, Speaker to dispose of unappropriated
RULES, how to be amended, rescinded, or suspended

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majority may suspend, to go into Committee of the Whole
on the state of the Union

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name of member moving

orders, votes, &c., requiring the President's appro
bation, shall be signed and presented as in cases
of bills (see Bills) (joint rule) -

passed one House and lost in the other, notice to be

Sergeant-at-arms sworn to

Doorkeepers sworn to

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SENATE, all orders to be laid on the table one day which require

the assent of the

bills and resolutions, when to be read
consider messages from

messages to and from (joint rules)
SERGEANT-AT-ARMS, to be appointed, and duties of the

fees of the

his mace or symbol of office

to pay members

to give bond

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to be sworn to secrecy

SPEAKER, to take the chair at the hour of meeting

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to have preference in speaking to order

to rise to put a question

to decide questions of order

to examine the Journal

to have direction over the Hall

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to appoint committees

to name member who is to speak

to call members to order

to have direction over unappropriated rooms

may substitute a member in his place

case in which he shall or may vote

to sign acts, addresses, writs, subpoenas, &c.

Divine service not to be performed in the Hall, unless by
consent of the

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SPEAKER'S TABLE, mode of disposing of business on
SPEAKING, rules to be observed in the House

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in Committee
private discourse not to be entertained, nor is any
person to pass between the chair and the member
who is

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SPEAK, Speaker to designate the member who is first to
66 no member to speak more than once or twice
SPEECH, no speech to exceed an hour
SPIRITS, not to be brought within or about the Capitol (joint

rule)

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STENOGRAPHERS, may be admitted on the floor, &c.

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further regulations for

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STRIKE OUT AND INSERT, rules respecting motions to
SUBSTITUTE for a proposition, rule respecting a -
SUMMONS, to be signed by the Speaker
SUSPENSION OF RULES, two-thirds necessary

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TAXES OR DUTIES, respecting the imposition of -
TELLERS may be appointed to count in certain cases

U.

UNCOVERED, members to sit

UNFINISHED BUSINESS, to have precedence, &c. -

V.

VOTE, may be taken on each item of appropriation

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every member present shall vote, unless excused

to be given viva voce

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VOTING, manner of -

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if a member requests to vote, he is to be interrogated by
the Speaker

VIVA VOCE, elections to be by

W.

WITNESSES, how to be subpoenaed

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rule for compensating

WITHDRAWAL of motions, rule respecting the

WRITS, SUBPOENAS, &c., to be signed by the Speake &
WRITING, motions to be reduced to, if desired
WORDS EXCEPTED TO, to be reduced to writing

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YEAS AND NAYS, when calling, no one to go near the table -
to be taken alphabetically

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Rule

131, 132

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RULES

FOR

CONDUCTING BUSINESS

IN THE

SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES.

RULE 1. The President having taken the chair, and a quorum being present, the Journal of the preceding day shall be read, to the end that any mistake may be corrected that shall be made in the entries.

R. 5. When two members rise at the same time, the President shall name the person to speak; but in all cases the member who shall first rise and address the Chair shall speak first.

CORRESPONDING

RULE OF HOUSE

R. 6. When a member shall be called to order by the President, or a Senator, he shall sit down; and every question of order shall be decided by the President, with

OF REPRESENTA

TIVES OF U. S.

R. 2. No member shall speak to another, or otherwise interrupt the business of the Senate, or read any newspaper, while the Journals or public papers are reading, or when any member is speaking in any debate.

H. Reps

R. 3. Every member, when he speaks, shall address Rule 31, the Chair, standing in his place; and, when he has finished, shall sit down.

R. 4. No member shall speak more than twice, in any one debate, on the same day, without leave of the Senate.

Rule 1, H. Reps.

Rule 2, H. Reps.

Rule 37,
H. Reps.

Rule 33
H. Reps.

Rule 35, H. Reps

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