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to a select or standing committee, or to a Committee of the Whole House: if to a Committee of the Whole House, the House shall determine on what day; if no motion be made to commit, the question shall be stated on its engrossment; and if it be not ordered to be engrossed on the day of its being reported, it shall be placed in the general file on the Speaker's table, to be taken up in its order. But, if the bill be ordered to be engrossed, the House shall appoint the day when it shall be read the third time.

112. Not more than three bills, originating in the House, shall be committed to the same Committee of the Whole; and such bills shall be analogous in their nature, which analogy shall be determined by the Speaker.

113. After commitment and report thereof to the House, or at any time before its passage, a bill may be recommitted.

114. All bills ordered to be engrossed shall be executed in a fair round hand.

115. No amendment by way of rider shall be received to any bill on its third reading.

116. When a hill shall pass, it shall be certified by the clerk, noting the day of its passage at the foot chereof.


117. It shall be a standing order of the day, throughout the session, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

218. In forming a Committee of the Whole House, che Speaker shall leave his chair, and a chairman, to preside ir. committee, shall be appointed by the Speaker.

119. Upon bills committed to a Committee of the Whole House, the bill shall be first read throughout by the clerk, and then again read and debated by clauses, leaving the preamble to be last considered: the body of the bill shall not be defaced or interlined; but all amendments, noting the page and line, shall be duly entered by the clerk on a separate paper, as the same shall be agreed to by the committee, and so reported to the House. After report, the bill shall again be subject to be debated and amended by clauses, before a question to engross it be taken.

120. All amendments made to an original motion in committee shall be incorporated with the motion, and so reported.

121. All amendments made to a report committed to a Committee of the Whole House shall be noted and reported, as in the case of bills.

122. All questions, whether in committee or in the House, shall be propounded in the order in which they were moved, except that, in filling up blanks, the largest sum and longest time shall be first put.

123. No motion or proposition for a tax or charge upon the people shall be discussed the day in which it is made or offered; and every such proposition shall receive its first discussion in a Committee of the Whole House.

124. No sum or quantum of tax or duty, voted by a Committee of the Whole House, shall be increased in the House until the motion or proposition for such increase shall be first discussed and voted in a Committee of the Whole House; and so in respect to the time of its continuance.

125. All proceedings touching appropriations of money shall be first discussed in a Committee of tho Whole House.

126. The rules of proceedings in the House shal? be observed in a Committee of the Whole House, so far as they may be applicable, except the rule limiting the time of speaking; but no member shall speak twice to any question, until every member choosing to speak shall have spoken.

127. 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 twothirds of the members present. Nor shall the order of business, as established by the rules of the House, be postponed or changed, except by a vote of at least two-thirds of the members present.

128. It shall be in order for the Committee on En. rolled Bills to report at any

time. 129. 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 the Joint Rules of the Senate and House of Representatives.

130. No person shall be permitted to perform divine service in the chamber occupied by the House of Representatives, unless with the consent of the Speaker.

131. The rule for paying witnesses suminoned to appear before this House, or either of its committees, shall be as follows: For each day a witness shall attend, the sum of two doliars; for each mile he shall travel in coming to or going from the place of examination, the sum of ten cents each way; but nothing shall be paid for travelling home when the witness has been summoned at the place of trial.

132. The clerk shall, within thirty days after the close of each session of Congress, cause to be com. pleted the printing and primary distributicn, to mem. bers and delegates, of the journal of the House, together with an accurate index to the same. (June 18,

133. There shall be retained in the library of the clerk's office, for the use of the members there, and not to be withdrawn therefrom, two copies of all the books and printed documents deposited in the library. (December 22, 1826.)

134. The clerk shall have preserved for each member of the House, an extra copy, in good binding, of all the documents printed by order of either House at each future session of Congress. (February 9, 1831.)

135. The clerk shall make a weekly statement of the resolutions and bills (Senate bills inclusive) upon the Speaker's table, accompanied with a brief reference to the orders and proceedings of the House upon each, and the date of such order and proceedings; which statement shall be printed for thi, use of the members. (April 21, 1836.)

136. The clerk shall cause an index to be prepared to the acts passed at every session of Congress, and to be printed and bound with the acts. (July 4, 1832.)

137. The clerk shall take proper measures for the care and preservation of the public stable provided for the business and accommodation of the House of Representatives. (July 9, 1838.)

138. The unappropriated rooms in that part of the Capitol assigned to the House shall be subject to the order and disposal of the Speaker, until the further order of the House. (May 26, 1824.)

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.)

140. No committee shall be permitted to employ a clerk at the public expense, without first obtaining leave of the House for that purpose. (December 14, 1838.)



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