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Clerk of the House-Continued.

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Pays salaries to House employés ......

312
Keeps the Journal and index thereto....

312
Roads messages, bills, and other papers ...

312
Calls roll of members .......

312

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Keeps the files........

312
Keeps book for entry of bills and joint resolutions..

313
Indorses all papers, and sends such as are ordered to be printed
to the Public Printer ..

313
Distributes bills, papers, etc., to appropriate committees. .... 313
Engrosses bills and joint resolutions which pass the House...
Enrolls bills and joint resolutions of the House which have
passed both Houses...

313
Keeps petition and newspaper book.......
Journalizes petitions, bills, etc., and furnishes transcript
thereof to Congressional Record.......

...

313
Distributes certain public documents ...

313
Purchases, keeps, and distributes stationery ......

313
Keeps the House Library
Buys necessary furniture ...
Takes inventory at close of each session and reports to Com-
mittee on Accounts.......

314
Sells and accounts for waste paper, etc..........

314
Duties of, relative to testimony in contested-election cases.... 314
Clerks of Committees-

Shall be appointed by chairman subject to approval of com-

mittee. (Rule x, *) .................................... 209, 314
Admitted on the floor of the House when business of their

respective committees under consideration. (Rule XXXIV). 232
Shall deliver bills, papers, etc., to Clerk of the House at the

end of each Congress. (Rule xxXVIII).................. 233, 315
Commuttee on Accounts reports what committees shall have.. 314
Annual ..

...........

314
Annual assistant.

315
Pay of session, when to commence...

315
Clerks of the House of Representatives,

List of (Appendix) ...........
Clerks to Members

Members and Delegates allowed clerks during session .......

Chairmen of committees who have clerks, excepted.......... 316
Coinage, Weights, and Measures, Committee on. (See COMMIT-

TEES.)
Shall consist of seventeen Members and one Delegate. (Rule
x, 1; Rule XII) ......

.......... 207, 214
Subjects that shall be referred to. (Rule xi, 6)....
May report certain bills at any time. (Rule XI, 57).......... 213

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Commerce, Interstate and Foreign, Committee on. (See COMMIT-

TEES.)
Shall consist of seventeen members. (Rule x, 1) ............ 206

Subjects that shall be referred to. (Rule xi, 7)..............
Commissions-

May propose amendments to appropriation bills, if germane,

and retrench expenditures. (Rule xxi, 2)............... 222, 316
Distinction between, and committees........ .......... 316
Neither House can independently continue a commission
beyond the Congress..

316
May be created by law..........

316
Sometimes appointed from Members-elect to next Congress .. 316
To inquire into status of laws, etc., governing Executive De-
partments ................................................

316
Vacancies on, how filled ........
To investigate the Ford Theatre disaster ...,

317
Commit, motion to. (See also RECOMMIT, REFER, MOTION TO.)

Precedence of. (Rule XVI, 4).......... ................... 218
Being decided, not allowed again on same day. (Rule XVI, 4) 218
In order pending previous question on passage. (Rule XVII,

1)....................................................... 219, 317
Bills reported from a Committee of Whole with adverse
recommendation. (Rule xxIII, 7)...

225
Communications from Executive Departments. (Rule xlii). 235
Commit and refer synonymous terms .........

317
Amendable by adding instructions ...

317
Also by substituting one committee for another......

317
Division of question on instructions not in order.......

317
Subject to amendment unless precluded by order of previous
question .......

317
Under Rule XVII, not to be laid on table......

317
With instruction to insert what House has struck out, not in

order ............................
In order, pending question of concurrence in Senate amend-
ment ..........

318
Amendments of the Senate subject to, unless previous ques-
tion demanded on concurrence......

318
Motion to commit Senate amendments not previously consid-
ered by a committee, not debatable ....

318
To a special committee, in order before adoption of rules,
after previous question ordered on agreeing to simple reso-
lution .........

318
Committees. (See also REPORTS.)
Chairman of. (Rule x, 3)....

...... 209, 322
Clerks of. (Rule x, 4) .........

....... 209, 322
Stenographers of. (Rula XXXVI, 1)........

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Committees-Continued.

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Appointment and jurisdiction of

Shall be appointed by the Speaker. (Rule x, 1)........... 206, 213
Jurisdiction of. (Rule xi, 1, 56)....

..... 209-214, 319
Delegates appointed on. (Rule xii)......

........ 215, 318
Morning bour for call of, may be dispensed with by two-
thirds vote. (Rule xxiv, 3).........

........
Call of, after morning hour, for consideration of public busi-
ness. (Rulo XXIV, 4)........

.............. 226
Standing-

List of, showing number of members, date of creation, and
jurisdiction of each ......

.......... 319-322
List of, Fifty-third Congress (Appendix) ......
Select-
Shall be appointed by Speaker. (Rule x, 2) ........

209
Certain committees formerly select now standing committees. 323
Selection of —
Former and present practice as to...

323
Members not appointed on, until they are sworn in .... 323
Power and authority of -

Shall not sit during sitting of House without special leave

(Committee on Rules excepted). (Rule XI, 58).............
Certain committees permitted to report at any time on certain
subjects. (Rule XI, 57)...

213
Sitting during session of the House or recess ...

.... 324
Resolution permitting, to sit during recess, not a change of
rule .................

324
Continuation of, beyond final adjournment ...

324
Leave to sit during recess ...

324
Can only act when together ......

324
Majority constitutes a quorum of..

324
Need not be full in order to transact business ................ 324
Not necessary to notify members of adjourned meeting if

quorum present and majority authorize a report........... 324
Matters referred to, how delivered.....

....... 324
Can not be instructed to do what the House can not do ...... 325
May amend title, but can not change subject of a bill.... 325
May report in one bill provisions for several distinct works

and objects ..........
Proceedings and reports of -

Reports of, how presented. (Role XIII, 2; Rule XXIV, 2) ... 215, 226
Minority, views of, how presented. (Rule XIII, 2)...

215
Adverse reports, how disposed of. (Rule XIII, 3)...
Shall make reports in writing. (Rule XVIII, 2)..............
Shall report within one week on resolutions of inquiry directed
to Executive Departments. (Rule XXII, 5)........

223

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Committees—Continued.
Proceedings and reports of—Continued.

Business before, at close of session, shall be resumed by, at next

session of same Congress. (Rule XXVII).......
Papers before, at close of a Congress shall be delivered to

Clerk of the House. (Rule xXXVIII)......................
Having leave to report at all times carries with it the right to

report at different times....
Right of, to report at any time carries right to have report

considered................................................
Can not report a bill on subject matter not referred to them..
Dissolution of select...

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Where dispute arises as to whether a report is ordered by....
Member of, submitting report presumed to have authority of.
Report by, on bill immediately after recommittal, not in
order ..........

............
Minutes of proceedings of, not competent to show authority

for report............
Acts of chairman of, presumed authorized, but presumption
may be negatived ........

......
When bill recommitted with instruction to report forth with,

chairman may report without action by .........
House may investigate failure of, to report its conclusions...
May not move to suspend rules to pass measure out of its

jurisdiction.............
Too late to make point of want of authority of, after motion

to suspend rules seconded .........
Authority must be conferred by, not by members of, acting
separately....

........
Minority can not report, but leave is usually given to present

their views............................................
Meniber making report of, may open and close debate....
Proceedings of, not to be published .....................
Proceedings of, reference to not in order ........
After recommitment whole question is again before com-

mittee...
Oath may be administered by chairman of, or by any mem-

ber.
Failure of witness to appear or testify before.................
Witness before, can not refuse to answer criminating question.

Duty of Speaker where witness fails to testify ...............
Committees, Conference. (See CONFERENCE COMMITTEES.)

Shall be appointed by Speaker. (Rule x, 2)..
Committees, Joint. (See JOINT COMMITTEES)....
Committee of the Whole-

Speaker shall leave his chair and appoint chairman to preside
over. (Rule XXIII, 1).

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Committee of the Whole-Continued.

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Chairman of, may order galleries or lobby cleared in case of
disorder. (Rule, XXIII, 1) ........

.............. 224
Shall resume sitting if on calling roll a quorum appears.

(Rule XXIII, 2).......................................... 224, 334
Propositions involving tax or charge upon the people; making

or requiring appropriations or payments out of appropria-
tions; or releasing liability to United States; shall be first

considered in. (Rule XXIII, 3)......... ............ 224, 329
Point that bill be considered in, in order at any time before

consideration commenced. (Ibid.) ...................... 224, 329
Order of business in. (Rule XXIII, 4).....

.......... 224, 333
General debate in, may be closed by order of the House. (Rule

XXIII, 5) ............................................ 224, 225, 336
Debate allowed on amendments in. (Rule XXIII, 5) ......... 225
May close debate on pending amendments and on section or

paragraph. (Rulo XXIII, 6)............... ............. 225, 230
Adverse recommendation disagreed to by House, bill stands

recommitted. (Rule XXIII, 7).........
When without quorum roll shall be called and names of ab-

sentees reported to the House. (Rule XXIII, 2) ............ 224
Rules of the House shall govern when applicable. (Rule
XXIII, 8).....

........ 225, 333
After Morning Hour House may resolve in, to consider reve-

nue or appropriation bills. (Rule XVI, 9)............... 219, 332
Two committees of the whole recognized under the rules.....
Quorum of, same as in House.
After vote to resolve in, motion to adjourn or other motion in
House not in order...

328
Motion to discharge from further consideration of measures
partially considered in, not privileged..

329
Not in order to move in House to postpone bill pending in... 329
Point that bill should be considered in, may be made after

House decides to consider it............................... 329
Subjects required to be considered in-

Appropriations, payments out of appropriations, taxation,
bills releasing liability to United States...

........

329
Senate amendments which, if originating in House, would be
subject to the point..........

329
Senate amendment providing new and distinct object of tas-
ation or appropriation .....

......... 329
Bill extending time for construction of land grant railroad. 329, 330
Bill granting right of way to railroads through public

lands ..................................................... 330
Bill granting right of way over streets of Washington, D. C. 330
Resolution reported by Committee on Printing for printing

for use of House ...,

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