House of Representatives of the United States

Nova Publishers, 2001 - 212 páginas
There is no doubt that the House of Representatives exists and functions in the United States. The fact that few understand how it does exist and function is the subject of this new book. The chapters in this book detail the sometimes arcane procedures and processes of this grunt-type chamber. These are the folks who do the heavy lifting of lawmaking. The Senate may be considered august, especially to its own members, but it is the House which forms the backbone of American democracy at the federal level.

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The Legislative Process on the House Floor An Introduction
Legislative Procedures and the Legislative Agenda in the House of Representatives
Voting and Quorum Procedures in the House of Representatives
Suspension of the Rules in the House of Representatives
The Committee Markup Process in the House of Representatives
The Amending Process in the House of Representatives
Parliamentary Reference Sources House of Representatives
Conference Committee and Related Procedures An Introduction
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Página 167 - 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.
Página 172 - All appeals from the decisions of the Chair relating to the application of the rules of the Senate or the House of Representatives, as the case may be, to the procedure relating to a resolution with respect to a reorganization plan shall be decided without debate.
Página 172 - An amendment to the motion is not in order, and it is not in order to move to reconsider the vote by which the motion is agreed to or disagreed to.
Página 72 - No standing rule or order of the House shall be rescinded or changed without one day's notice being given of the motion therefor. Nor shall any rule be suspended, except by a vote of at least two-thirds of the members present.
Página 94 - The Rules of the House are the rules of its committees and subcommittees so far as applicable...
Página 15 - The separateness of institutions and the sharing of authority prescribe the terms on which a President persuades. When one man shares authority with another, but does not gain or lose his job upon the other's whim, his willingness to act upon the urging of the other turns on whether he conceives the action right for him. The essence of a President's persuasive task is to convince such men that what the White House wants of them is what they ought to do for their sake and on their authority.
Página 172 - The motion shall be highly privileged and not debatable. An amendment to the motion shall not be in order, nor shall it be in order to move to reconsider the vote by which the motion is agreed to or disagreed to.
Página 168 - If an amendment be proposed inconsistent with one already agreed to, it is a fit ground for its rejection by the House, but not within the 397 16 competence of the Speaker to suppress as if it were against order.
Página 72 - No rule shall be suspended except by a vote of two-thirds of the members voting a quorum being present; nor shall the Speaker entertain a motion to suspend the rules except on the first and third Mondays of each month, preference being given on the first Monday to individuals and on the third Monday to committees, and during the last six days of a session.

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