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Jan. 27, 1808. On the District of Columbia, to consist of fifteen
members. July 25, 1868. On Revision of the Laws, to consist of thirteen
members. Aug, 18, 1893. On Reform in the Civil Service, to consist of
thirteen members. Aug. 18, 1893.* On Election of President, Vice-President, and
Representatives in Congress, to consist of thirteen
members. Aug. 18, 1893. On Alcoholic Liquor Traffic, to consist of eleven
members. Aug. 18, 1893.* On Irrigation of Arid Lands, to consist of
eleven members. Aug. 18, 1893.* On Immigration and Naturalization, to consist
of eleven members. Aug. 18, 1893.* On Ventilation and Acoustics, to consist of
seven members. Mar. 30, 1816. On Expenditures in the State Department, to
consist of seven members. Mar. 30, 1816. On Expenditures in the Treasury Department,
to consist of seven members. Mar. 30, 1816. On Expenditures in the War Department, to
consist of seven members. Mar. 30, 1816. On Expenditures in the Navy Department, to
consist of seven members. Mar. 30, 1816. On Expenditures in the Post-Office Department,
: to consist of seven members. Mar. 16, 1860. On Expenditures in the Interior Department, to
consist of seven members Jan. 16, 1874. On Expenditures in the Department of Justice,
to consist of seven members. Dec. 20, 1889. On Expenditures in the Department of Agricul..
ture, to consist of seven members. Mar. 30, 1816. On Expenditures on Public Buildings, to consist
of seven members.
Also the following joint standing committees, viz:
* Prior to the Fifty-third Congress designated as a select committee.
Joint rule 20.
Chairman: how determined.
Dec. 14, 1838.
On the Library, to consist of three members.
2. He shall also appoint all select committees of select com. which shall be ordered by the House from time to Jan. 13, 1790. time,
3. The first-named Member of each committee Chairma shall be the chairman; and in his absence, or being Dec. 28, 1805. excused by the House, the next-named Member, and so on, as often as the case shall happen, unless the committee by a majority of its number elect a chairman. 4. The chairman shall appoint the clerk of his Chairman toap:
point clerk of committee, subject to its approval, who shall be committee, paid at the public expense, the House having first provided therefor.
RULE XI. POWERS AND DUTIES OF COMMITTEES. All proposed legislation shall be referred to the Jurisdiction of committees named in the preceding rule, as follows, viz: Subjects relating
1. to the election of members: to the Committee Ele on Elections; 2. to the revenue and such measures as purport Ways and
Means. to raise revenue and the bonded debt of the United Mar. 2, 1865.
Aug. 31, 1893. States: to the Committee on Ways and Means;
3. to appropriation of the revenue for the sup. Appropriations port of the Government as herein provided, viz, for legislative, executive, and judicial expenses; for sundry civil expenses; for fortifications and coast defenses; for the District of Columbia; for pensions; and for all deficiencies: to the Committee on Appropriations;
4. to judicial proceedings, civil and criminal law: Judiciary., to the Committee on the Judiciary; 5. to banking and currency: to the Committee on Banking aud
Currency: Banking and Currency;
Mar. 2, 1865. 6. to coinage, weights, and measures: to the Coinage, etc: Committee on Coinage, Weights, and Measures; Mar. 2, 1867.
Mar. 2, 1865.
June 3, 1813.
Jan. 21, 1864.
Mercbant Ma rine, etc.
Dec. 19, 1883
Feb. 3, 1880.
Interstate and 7. to commerce, life-saving service, and lightForeign Com* merce. 1795 houses, other than appropriations for life-saving
service and light-houses: to the Committee on In
terstate and Foreign Commerce; Rivers and Har 8. to the improvement of rivers and harbors: to bors. Dec. 19, 1883. the Committee on Rivers and Harbors;
da 9. to the merchant marine and fisheries: to the Dec. 27, 1887. Committee on the Merchant Marine and Fisheries; Agriculture. 10. to agriculture and forestry: to the Committee Mar. 2, 1880. on Agriculture, who shall receive the estimates and
report the appropriations for the Agricultural De.
partment; Foreign Affairs. 11. to the relations of the United States with forMar. 13, 1822. Dec. 19, 1885 eign nations, including appropriations therefor: to
the Committee on Foreign Affairs; Military Af. 12. to the military establishment and the public Mar. 13, 1822. defense, including the appropriations for its supDec. 18, 1885.
port and for that of the Military Academy: to the
Committee on Military Affairs; Naval Affairs. 13. to the naval establishment, including the apDec. 18, 1883. propriations for its support: to the Committee on
Naval Affairs; Post-Office and 14. to the post-office and post-roads, including Nov. 8, 1808: appropriations for their support: to the Committee
on the Post-Office and Post-Roads; S. 15. to the lands of the United States: to the Com.
mittee on the Public Lands; Indian Affairs. 16. to the relations of the United States with the Dec. 18, 1885. Indians and the Indian tribes, including appropria
tions therefor: to the Committee on Indian Affairs; Territories; 17. to Territorial legislation, the revision thereof,
and affecting Territories or the admission of States:
to the Committee on the Territories; Railways and 18. to railways and canals, other than Pacific Dec. 15, 1831. railroads: to the Committee on Railways and Ca
nals; tures. 19. to the manufacturing industries: to the Com
mittee on Manufactures; Mines and Min. 20. to the mining interests: to the Committee on ing. Dec. 19, 1865. Mines and Mining;
Mar. 13, 1822.
Feb. 4, 1880.
Dec. 13, 1823.
Feb. 5, 1880.
Sept. 15, 1837.
Feb. 11. 1880.
21. to the public buildings and occupied or im- , Public Build;
ings and proved grounds of the United States, other than Grounds, appropriations therefor: to the Committee on Pub. Mar. 10,1871. lic Buildings and Grounds;
22. to the railroadsand telegraphic lines between Pacific Rail. the Mississippi River and the Pacific coast: to the Mar. 2, 1865. Committee on Pacific Railroads; 23. to the levees of the Mississippi River: to the Lovees, etc
Mississippi Riv. Committee on Levees and Improvements of the er Mississippi River; 24. to education: to the Committee on Educa Education
Mar. 21, 1867. tion; 25. to and affecting labor: to the Committee on Labor.
Dec, 19, 1883. Labor; 26. to the militia of the several States: to the Militia.
Dec. 10, 1835. Committee on the Militia; 27. to patents, copyrights, and trade-marks: to Patents,
Sept. 15, 1837. the Committee on Patents;
Invalid Pen 28. to the pensions of the civil war: to the Com-sions
Jan. 10, 1831. mittee on Invalid Pensions;
Mar. 26, 1867. 29. to the pensions of all the wars of the United Pensions. States, other than the civil war: to the Committee on Pensions.
30, to private and domestic claims and demands, other than war claims, against the United States: to the Committee or. Claims;
31. to claims arising from any war in which the War Claims. United States has been engaged: to the Commit. tee on War Claims; 32. to private claims to lands: to the Committee o onda to the committo Private Land
Claims. on Private Land Claims;
Apr. 29, 1816. 33. to the District of Columbia, other than ap-,
lumbia. propriations therefor: to the Committee on the Jan. 27, 1808. District of Columbia ;
34. to the revision and codification of the stat. Revision of the utes of the United States: to the Committee on July 25, 1868 the Revision of the Laws;
35. to reform in the civil service: to the Commit. R tee on Reform in the Civil Service;
Feb. 11, 1880.
Dec. 2, 1873.
District of Co
Civil Servico Reform.
Sept. 6, 1893.
Sept. 6, 1893.
Election of 36. to the election of the President, Vice-Presi. President and dent or Representatives in Congress: to the ComRepresentatives. Sept. 6, 1893.mittee on Election of President, Vice-President and
Representatives in Congress; Liquor traffic. 37. to alcoholic liquor traffic: to the Committee Sept. 6, 1893
on Alcoholic Liquor Traffic; Irrigation of 38. to the irrigation of arid lands: to the ComSept. 6, 1893. mittee on Irrigation of Arid Lands; Immigration or 39. to immigration or naturalization: to the naturalization.
Sept.6, 1893. Committee on Immigration and Naturalization; Ventilation 40. to ventilation and acoustics: to the Commit
tee on Ventilation and Acoustics. of Committees 41. The examination of the accounts and exMar. 30, 1816. penditures of the several Departments of the Gov.
ernment and the manner of keeping the same; the economy, justness, and correctness of such expenditures; their conformity with appropriation laws; the proper application of public moneys; the security of the Government against unjust and extravagant demands; retrenchment; the enforcement of the payment of moneys due to the United States; the economy and accountability of public officers; the abolishment of useless offices; the reduction or increase of the pay of officers, shall all be subjects within the jurisdiction of the eight: standing committees on the public expenditures
in the several Departments, as follows: State Depart. 42. In the Department of State: to the Commit
tee on Expenditures in the State Department; Treasury De. 43. In the Treasury Department: to the Commit
tee on Expenditures in the Treasury Department; War Depart. 44. In the War Department: to the Committee
on Expenditures in the War Department; Navy Depart. 45. In the Navy Department: to the Committee
on Expenditures in the Navy Department; Post Office De 46. In the Post-Office Department: to the Com
mittee on Expenditures in the Post-Office Department;