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Subcommittee: A subdivision of a standing committee that considers specified
matters and reports back to the full committee.
To dispose of a matter finally and adversely rithout iebate.
Union Calendar: A calender of the Connittee of the hole House on the State
of the Union, on which are placed bills raising revenue, general appropriation bills, and bills of a public character directly or indirectly appropriating money or property.
Veto: (1) To return a bill to Congress, without approval, within 10 days
(Sunday excepted) after it is presented to the President. Such a bill is usually accompanied by a message stating the President's reasons for disapproval. (2) To disapprove a bill that is sent to the President less than 10 days before the adjournent of Congress by failing to sign it. (3) The act of disapproving a bill by either of the above methods. Disapprovins a bill by the second method is termed a "pocket veto." Joint resolutions may be vetoed in the same ways.
Yeas and nays: The ricord of the vote on a matter by the Members of the
House. See also roll call.
STANDING COMMITTEES OF THE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF
Before the revision of the rules of the House of Representatives in 1880, the preposition for customarily appeared in the title, Committee for the District of Columbia; and the preposition of appeared in the titles, Committee of Accounts, Committee of Commerce, Committee of Elections, Committee of Ways and Means, Committee of Commerce and Manufactures, and Committee of Revisal and Unfinished Business. In the following list, as elsewhere in this inventory, the preposition on is uniformly employed for every standing committee both before and after 1880, except for one committee that did not survive to 1880, the Committee of Revisal and Unfinished Business.
The abbreviation H. J. used below for the standard edition of the printed House journal is preceded by numbers indicating the particular Congress and session and is followed by page citations. The naming of antecedent and successor committees is for the general guidance of persons referring to committee records. Names of standing committees that were current at the beginning of the 84 th Congress are underlined.
Committee on Accounts, 1803-1947:
Authorized Dec. 27, 1803 (8, 1, H. J., 503).
Committee on Armed Services, 1947- :
Naval Affairs, 1822–1947; and Committee on the Militia, 1835-1911.
Committee on Banking and Currency, 1865- :
Authorized Mar. 2, 1865 (38, 2, H. J., 386).
Committee on the Census, 1901-47:
Authorized Dec. 2, 1901 (57, 1, H. J., 7).
Comunittee on the Civil Service, 1924-47:
Antecedent: Committee on Reform in the Civil Service, 1893-1924.
Committee on Claims, 1794-1947:
Authorized Nov. 13, 1794 (3, 2, H. J., 229).
Committee on Coinage, Weights, and Measures, 1867-1947:
Committee on Commerce, 1819-91:
Antecedent: Committee on Commerce and Manifactures, 1795-1819.
Committee on Cominerce and Manufactures, 1795-1819:
Authorized Dec. 14, 1795 (4, 1, H. J., 375).
Committee (Joint Select) on the Disposition of (Useless] Executive Papers,
Committee on the District of Columbia, 1808- :
Authorized Jan. 27, 1808 (10, 1, H. J., 146).
Committee on Education, 1883-1947:
Antecedent: Committee on Education and Labor, 1867-83.
Committee on Education and Labor, 1867-83; and 1947- :
Authorized Mar. 21, 1867 (10, 1, H. J., 83).
on Labor, 1883-1947.
Next appointed Jan. 14 and 16, 1947 (86, i, H. J., 66 and 71). Committee on Election of President, Vice President, and Representatives
in Congress, 1893-1947;
Committee on Elections, 1789-1895:
Authorized Apr. 13, 1789 (1, 1, H. J., 13).
Elections No. 2, 1895–1947; and Committee on Elections No. 3,
Committee on Elections No. 1, 1895-1947:
Common antecedent: Committee on Elections, 1789-1895.
Committee on Engraving, 18114-60:
Authorized War. 16, 1844 (28, 1, H. J., 597).
Committee (Joint) on Enrolled bills, 1789-1947:
Authorized July 27, 1789 (1, 1, H. J., 67).
Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Agriculture, 1889-1927:
Authorized Dec. 20, 1889 (51, 1, H. J., 74).
Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Commerce, 1913-27:
Commerce and Labor, 1905-13.
1913-27; and Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Labor,
Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Justice, 1874-1927:
Authorized Jan. 16, 1874 (403, 1, H. J., 248).
Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Labor. See under Commit
tee on Expenditures in the Department of Commerce.
Committee on Expenditures in the Executive Departments, 1927-52:
culture, 1889-1927; in the Department of Commerce, 1913-27; in the
1927; and on the Public Buildings, 1816-1927.