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shall be paid for travelling home when the witness has been summoned at the place of trial.—June 5, 1832.
139. Maps accompanying documents shall not be printed, under the general order to print, without the special direction of the House. - March 2, 1837; September 11, 1837.1 140. No extra compensation shall be allowed to any
officer or messenger, page, laborer, or other person in the service of the House, or engaged in or about the public grounds or buildings; and no person shall be an officer of the House, or continue in its employment, who shall be an agent for the prosecution of any claim against the government, or be interested in such claim otherwise than as an original claimant; and it shall be the duty of the Committee of Accounts to inquire into and report to the House
any violation of this rule.—March 8, 1842. 141. When the reading of a paper is called for, and the same is objected to by any member, it shall be determined by a vote of the House. - November 13, 1794.
142. When a question is postponed indefinitely, the same shall not be acted upon again during the session. December 17, 1805.
143. Every order, resolution, or vote, to which the concurrence of the Senate shall be necessary, shall be read to the House, and laid on the table, on a day preceding that in which the same shall be moved, unless the House shall otherwise expressly allow.- April 7, 1789.
144. The rules of parliamentary practice comprised in Jefferson's Manual shall govern the House in all cases to which they are applicable, and in which they are not inconsistent with the standing rules and orders of the House, and joint rules of the Senate and House of Representatives.- September 15, 1837.
145. No standing rule or order of the House shall be rescinded or changed without one day's notice being given of the motion therefor- November 13, 1794; nor shall any rule be suspended, except by a vote of at least two-thirds of the members present? - March 13, 1822; nor shall the order of business, as established by the rules, be postponed or changed, except by a vote of at least two-thirds of the members present; nor shall the Speaker entertain a motion to suspend the rules, except during the last ten days of the session, and on Monday of every week at the expiration of one hour after the journal is read 2– April 26, 1828—unless the call of States and Territories for bills on leave and resolutions has been earlier concluded, when the Speaker may entertain a motion to suspend the rules.—June 8, 1861.
1 See rule 100.
words " which bad before been read to 2 As originally adopted, this rule the House.” They were stricken out contained, after the word “for," the on the 14th December, 1795.
146. All elections of officers of the House, including the Speaker, shall be conducted in accordance with these rules, so far as the same are applicable; and, pending the election of a Speaker, the Clerk shall preserve order and decorum and shall decide all questions of order that may arise, subject to appeal to the House.—March 19, 1860
147. These rules shall be the rules of the House of Representatives of the present and succeeding Congresses unless otherwise ordered.—March 19, 1860.
148. An additional standing committee shall be appointed at the commencement of each Congress, whose duties shall continue until the first session of the ensuing Congress, to consist of seven members, to be entitled a “Committee on Coinage, Weights, and Measures ;” and to this committee shall be referred all bills, resolutions, and communications to the House upon that subject. -January 21, 1864; March 2, 1867.
149. The names of members not voting on any call of the ayes and noes, shall be recorded in the journal immediately after
1 By rule 104 a majority may, at any
2 The words " at the expiration of time, suspend the rules for the purpose one hour after the journal is read " of going into Committee of the Whole were inserted March 16, 1860, so as to on the state of the Union, and also for enable the House, on Mondays, to reclosing debate therein; and by rule 119 ceive reports, bills on leave, and resoto make any of the general appropria- lutions, as provided for in rules 51 and tion bills a special order. These are 130, without interruption. exceptions to this rule.
those voting in the affirmative and negative, and the same record shall be made in the Congressional Globe.-June 8, 1864.
150. It shall be the duty of the Committee on the Pacific Railroad to take into consideration all such petitions and matters or things relative to railroads or telegraph lines between the Mississippi valley and the Pacific coast as shall be presented or shall come in question, and be referred to them by the House, and to report their opinion thereon, together with such propositions relative thereto as to them shall seem expedient.—March 2, 1865.
151. It shall be the duty of the Committee of Ways and Means to take into consideration all reports of the Treasury Department, and such other propositions relative to raising revenue and providing ways and means for the support of the government as shall be presented or shall come in question, and be referred to them by the House, and to report their opinion thereon by bill or otherwise, as to them shall seem expedient; and said committee shall have leave to report for commitment at any time.- March 2, 1865.
152. It shall be the duty of the Committee on Banking and Currency, to take into consideration all propositions relative to banking and the currency as shall be presented or shall come in question, and be referred to them by the House, and to report thereon by bill or otherwise.—March 2, 1865.
153. It shall be the duty of the Committee on Mines and Mining, to consider all subjects relating to mines and mining that may be referred to them, and to report their opinion thereon, together with such propositions relative thereto as may seem to them expedient.- December 19, 1865.
154. The allowance of stationery to each member and delegate shall be of the value of seventy-five dollars for a long session, and forty-five dollars for a short session of Congress.- De 19, 1865. 155. The hall of the House shall not be used for
other purpose than the legitimate business of the House ; nor shall the Speaker entertain any proposition to use it for any other
RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
purpose, or for the suspension of this rule: Provided, That this shall not interfere with the performance of divine service therein, under the direction of the Speaker, or with the use of the same for caucus meetings of the members, or upon occasions where the House may, by resolution, agree to take part in any ceremonies to be observed therein.-January 31, 1866.
156. There shall be appointed at the commencement of each Congress a standing Committee on Freedmen's Affairs, to consist of nine members, whose duty it shall be to take charge of all matters concerning freedmen, which shall be referred to them by the House.—December 4, 1866.
157. When an act has been approved by the President, the usual number of copies shall be printed for the use of the House. - March 15, 1867.
158. Messages from the Senate and the President of the United States, giving notice of bills passed or approved, shall be reported forthwith from the Clerk's desk.—March 15, 1867.
159. Estimates of appropriations, and all other communications from the executive departments, intended for the consideration of any of the committees of the House, shall be addressed to the Speaker and by him submitted to the House for reference.—March 15, 1867.
160. There shall be appointed at each Congress a Committee on Education and Labor, to consist of nine members, to whom shall be referred all petitions, bills, reports, and resolutions on those subjects, and who shall from time to time report thereon.March 21, 1867.
INDEX TO RULES OF HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
how introduced, 115.
undetermined at next preceding session, may be renewed, 136.
proceedings under, 36.
members not voting on, how recorded, 149.
duty of, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21.
Journals of House, 14, 16.
preserve for members documentary journals, 18.
make contracts, 21.