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Such joint meeting shall not be dissolved until the electoral votes are all counted and the result declared ; and no recess shall be taken, unless a question shall have arisen in regard to counting any of such votes, in which case it shall be competent for either house, acting separately in the manner hereinbefore provided, to direct a recess not beyond the next day, at the hour of one o'clock p. m.- February 6. 1865.

TO THE

RULES AND ORDERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

AND TO THE JOINT RULES.

A.

Rule.
Absentees from the House, proceodings against...

35, 36, 37
attendance of, may be compelled by 15 mem-
bers

34
should have leave, be sick, or unable to attend. 33
in Committee of the Whole, to be reported to the House and
entered on journal....

106
Accounts for pay and mileage, to be kept by the Sergeant-at-arms.....

25
Acts and addresses, to be signed by the Speaker.

8
Address to the President, how to be presented, (joint rule)..

11
Adhere, effect of a vote to, in the two houses, (joint rule).

15
Adjourn, motion to, always in order, and not debatable.

44
only one in order pending a motion to suspend tho
rules

161
fir the day to which the House shall, always in order. 44

huur at which made, to be entered on the journal.... 45
Agents for claims, employés of the House not to act as..

140
Amend, motion to, order in which to be entertained with reference
other motions...

42
motions to strike out the enacting clause, takes prece-
dence of .....

123
Amendments, of Senate to House bills, when considered......

54
adopted, preclude the withdrawal of original motion... 40
to be voted upon after previous question is ordered... 132
debate may be closed on...

132
conference on, upon which the two houses disagree, (joint
rule)....

1
not in order, if on a subject different from that under con-
sideration....

48
if embracing any other pending bill or reso-
lution ....

48
to general appropriation bills, if not for ap-
propriations authorized by law.

120
to a bill on its third reading, if by way of rider 126
to the rules, require one day's notice......

144
in Committee of the W’hole, five minutes' debate on..

60
all debate on, may be closed.. 60
not to be withdrawn.....

60

Rule,

Amendments in Committee of the Whole, how kept by the Clerk and re-

ported .....

.... 107, 109
to original motions, to be incor-
porated ....

108
to be disposed of before report
of measure..

143
Appeals, growing out of irrelevancy, inadmissibility, &c., of motions, &c. 2
how made and debated....

2
growing out of “transgression of the rules in speaking," inde-
corum, &c ....

61, 62
not debatable after previous question is moved...

133
growing out of questions as to the priority of business, not de-
batable...

66
Appropriation bills, if for other objects, not to include appropriations for
carrying treaties into effect.....

76
general, to be reported within 30 days after appoint-

ment of the Committee on Appropriations. 77
may be reported at any time for reference
only......

77
shall take precedence of other bills in the

House and in Committee of the Whole..119, 114
not to include appropriations not authorized
by law......

120
may be made special orders at any time...

119
must contain the amount of each appropri-
ation and also sum total......

* 77
tu be first discussed in Committee of the Whole.... 112
for internal improvements, may be voted upon by items

121
Appropriations, Committee on, duties of.....

76,77
report of appropriation bills by...

77

B.

Ballot, committees to be appointed by, in certain cases.

in other cases of election by, a majority necessary
blanks in elections by, to be rejected.....
in all cases of election by, Speaker shall vote....

no person to look on when tellers are counting votes by.
Bar of the House, no member to vote unless within the.....
Bills, reported at first, to be resumed at second session...

reported at first, to be resumed at second session, (joint rule)....
pricate, to have precedence on Fridays and Saturdays.......

to be called over on first and fourth Fridays and Satur.

days of every month......

preference to those not objected to.
cannot be amended by addiug other bills.

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136

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Rule. Bills, proceedings on leade to introduce...

115 how to be introduced or reported...

115 leave to introduce.......

115, 130 on leave, introduced and referred during morning hour or alter

nate Mondays, not to be brought back by reconsideration..... 130 reported from Committee of the Whole with recommendation to strike out enacting clause....

123 reported from the Court of Claims. (See, also, Extract from the Lar, page 201). .....

122 making appropriations, to be reported within thirty days

77 may be reported at any time...

77 to have preference to other bills..

119 may be made special orders at any time. 119 authorized by law excluded to be first

discussed in Committee of the Whole.. 112 the several readings of.....

116 if opposed on first reading, question to reject to be put, &c...... 117 how to be disposed of on second reading.

118 a motion to strike out the enacting words of, takes precedence of a motion to amend.....

123 effect of affirmative vote on...

123 may be recommitted at any time before passage, and effect thereof. 124 to be engrossed in a fair round hand.....

125 amendments of Senate, when considered.

54 engrossed, when to be read a third time....

54 from the Senate, when to be read and disposed of....

54 not to be amended on the third reading by rider...

126 when passed to be certified by the Clerk.....

127 [in Committee of the Whole ] how to be taken up; not to be inter

lined; amendments to, how to be kept and reported; and, after
report, may be again debated and amended...

107 on their passage to be on paper, (joint rule)....

5 to be enrolled on parchment after passing the two houses, (joint rule.) (See Engrossed Bills).....

6 passed one house and lost in the other, notice to be given, (joint rule) 12

how they may be renewed,
(joint rule)....

13 when sent from one house to the other, to be accompanied by papers,

(joint rule). ...
not to be sent from one house to the other for concurrence on the
three last days of session, (joint rule)....

16
not to be presented to the President on the last day of a session,
(joint rule).....

17 relative to the printing of, (joint rule).

18 after approval shall be printed....

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Rule.
Bills, messages announcing passage or approval of, to be repeated at
Clerk's desk .....

158
Blanks, in filling up, question to be first put on largest sum and longest
time...

50
not to be counted in ballotings.

12
Sergeant-at-arms required to give..

26
Business, unfinished, precedence of......

56
unfinished at first, to be resumed at second session, (joint rule
21).....

136
daily order of .

.51 to 56
if changed or postponed, two-thirds necessary ..

145
no debate on priority of.......

66
on the Speaker's table, mode of disposing of.....

54
list to be made of, weekly...

19
private, to have preference on Fridays and Saturdays..

128
to be called over on first and fourth Fridays and Sat-
urdays, and disposed of, if no objection....

129
C.
Calls on the departments, to lie on the table one day....

53
Calls of the House, names to be called alphabetically on.......

35
not in order after second or previous question, unless
no quorum present.

132
proceedings on....
fifteen members may compel the attendance of ab-

sentees on, &c..
Capitol, unappropriated rooms in

5
no spirituous liquors to be brought within or about, (joint rule).

19
Chair, Speaker may substitute a member to take....

5
Chairman of Committee, who shall be.....

68
may appoint meeting of committee.

70
Chairman of Committee of the Whole, Speaker names....

105
may order gallery or lobby cleared. 9
how to call the calendar...

129
Charge on the people, motions for.....

110
Claims, officers of the House not to prosecute.

140
reporters having seats assigned shall not prosecute...

135
Claims, Court of, bills from, to be placed on calendar and printed....

122
Clerk of the House, to be chosen at the commencement of each Congress.

10
in election of, vote to be taken viva voce ....

10
shall take oath of office, and continue until successor
appointed.....

10
shall attest all writs, warrants, and subpoenas.

8
petitions may be presented to, and entered by him

on the journal..
to causo resolutions to be delivered to the President,&c.

36, 37

34,36

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