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Committee of the Whole-Continued.

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Subjects required to be considered in-Continued.

Resolution reported by Committee on Accounts for payment

out of contingent fund of House..........
Subjects not required to be considered in-

Senate amendment simply increasing appropriation for item
contained in House bill....

..........

330
Senate amendment which provides no new item of taxation or
appropriation ........

330
Bill authorizing construction of railroad through Indian
Territory .............

..............
Propositions which may involve but do not necessarily re-
quire expenditures...

........................ 330
Proposed investigation which may be basis of future appro-

priation, or where necessity for appropriation is argumen-
tative or conjectural ....................................... 330
Bill must show on its face with reasonable certainty that

additional appropriation will be required..............
Bill for disposal of franchise by the Government for a con-
sideration ................................................

331
Appropriation bill once considered in Committee of the Whole

recommitted and again reported without new item. ........ 331
Bill assigned to a day by special order..

331
Effect of special order is to bring bill into House........ 331
Bill making object eligible at discretion of officer for expendi-
ture from appropriation ...

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331
Bill changing manner of expenditure...

331
Bill considered under suspension of rules......

331
Motion to resolve into, when in order-

To consider revenue or appropriation bills — at any time
after Morning Hour......

.. 331, 332
Takes precedence of unfinished business previously re-
ported from.........

.................. 332

332
Generally-after unfinished business has been disposed of.... 332
To consider privileged report-immediately after report is
presented.....

332
On Fridays to consider private business-after disposal of
untinished private business....

..... 332
Proceedings in-

Distinction between practice in, and in House ............. 332, 333
Order of business in, revenue and appropriation bills have
precedence.

333
Consideration of bill being objected to, committee rises and

reports to House, which decides question without debate.. 333
Rules of House to be observed in, as far as applicable ....... 333
Rule of House relative to admission to floor, applicable in.... 333
Not in order to demand yeas and nays in................

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Committee of the Whole-Continued.

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Proceedings in-Continued.

Proceedings of, never entered on Journal except when re-

ported to House ........
In case of confusion in, Speaker may take chair to enforce
order.....

..................

333
Speaker takes chair to receive reports from Committee on

Enrolled Bills and messages during .......
Proceedings when no quorum is present in ..
No quorum appearing, roll is called and committee rises with-
out motion....

334
In absence of quorum, roll is called but once ....

334
Absentees from, reported to the House and entered on Journal. 334
Speaker can not rule on what occurred in, unless reported from.
Practice formerly to report questions of order to House for

decision of Speaker and of House............. ..........
Later practice, to appeal to the committee from decision of

chairman ...
What motions are not in order in...,
Debate in, how closed ...
When debate in may be closed; general debate; five-minute
debate.........

.....................
Not in order to close general debate on part of a bill pending
in ................

335
Can not extend time, when debate closed by order of House. 335
General debate in, can regularly only be closed by order of

the House................................................. 336
Debate sometimes limited by unanimous consent of committee 336
Debate may be closed on whole section containing numerous
paragraphs .............

337
Effect of adopting substitute by, after amending a clause.... 336
Motion to rise always in order in ...... ............... 336
Member may yield for motion to rise without losing right to
resume floor.

...........
Motion to rise may be withdrawn at any time before vote
thereon is announced.........

......... 336
Revenue and appropriation bills are considered in, by para-
graphs; other bills by sections

.......... 336
Order of business in.............

... 336, 337
Senate amendments referred to, and considered bý, separately

as reached in order........
Negative vote on reporting favorably not equivalent to order-
ing adverse report........

...........
Speaker takes no cognizance of alleged irregularities of pro-

ceedings in.....
Substitute for bill being moved and considered in before read-

ing by sections completed, reading of remaining sections
not required......

337

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Committee of the Whole-Continued.

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Reports from
Forms of ....

.......... 337, 338
How received and considered ...

......... 338
Inconsistent amendments reported must be voted on in their
order ...............

338
Amendment reported as an entirety, not divisible ...........
Never in order to discharge, from consideration of bill until

feported, unless erroneously referred ........
Not in order to lay on table bill reported with recommendation
to strike out enacting clause...

.............. 339
Recommendation to strike out enacting clause debatable .... 339
Report changing rules of House, not in order and a nullity..

339,
Effect of refusal to strike out enacting clause, or all after
enacting clause-distinguished..

339
Chairman of-

May cause lobby or galleries to be cleared in case of disorder.
Has power to administer oaths......

339
Duties of, analogous to those of Speaker

........ 339
Committee of the Whole House.

Bills of a private character shall be referred to. (Rule XIII, 1). 215
In order each Friday to consider bills on Private Calendar.
(Rule XXIV, 6)...........

....... 227
Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

Bills raising revenue and public bills appropriating money or

property, when reported from committees, shall be referred
to. (Rule XIII, 1)...............

215
Amendments of Senate to House bills subject to point of order

that they be first considered in. (Rule xx)............... 221
Compensation-

Accounts of Members for pay and mileage shall be kept and

paid by Sergeant-at-Arms. (Rule iv, 1)................. 204, 340
Accounts of Members for stationery shall be kept and paid by
Clerk. (Rule III, 3)..

......... 204
To officers and employés of the House shall be paid by Clerk
on last day of month. (Rule III, 3)...

204
Of Members shall be ascertained by law. (Const.) .......... 340
Begins on 4th March, after election, and paid monthly... 340
When Member elected to fill vacancy ..........

340, 342
Of contestant, when seated, receives for entire term...... 340
Unseated Member receives, to day declared not elected...... 340
Of Members and Delegates, as fixed by law

340
Of Speaker................

341
Shall be certified by Clerk until Speaker is elected ...

341
Members certified as elected entitled to, notwithstanding
pending contest........

341
Shall be passed as public accounts and paid out of Treasury

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Compensation-Continued.

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Accounts for, shall be certified by Speaker...............
Certificate as to, conclusive..........................

343
Balance of, due deceased Members, shall be paid to widow or

heirs ....
How computed....
Shall date from time that of predecessor ceased.......... 342
Two per cent tax to be deducted from salaries of Members and
officers ..........

......... 342, 343
Deductions from on account of absence......................

Members required to certify number of days absent...... 343
Section 40, R. S., held to be still in force ......

343
No allowance to Members for newspapers...
For expenses in contested-election cases not to exceed $2,000,
to be paid only on vouchers.

314
To officers and employés paid by warrant on Treasury ...... 344
Concurrence-
Effect of negative vote on question of ........

344
Practice as to, when amendment proposed......
Motion to refer Senate amendment takes precedence of ques-

tion of .......
Senate amendments not requiring consideration in Committee

of Whole may be concurred in when laid before House..... 345
Senate amendment subject to motion to commit or amend

unless previous question ordered on motion to concur......
Conference-

Usually asked on occasion of amendments between the
Houses .....

345
May be asked in all cases of difference.........
Procedure previous to...

346
Sometimes takes place after adherence by one House .......
Usually two held before adherence ..

346
Motion to recede takes precedence of motion to insist and ask. 346
Motion to recede in order pending demand for previous ques-

tion on motion to insist or adhere, but not debatable ...... 316
Must be asked by House which has the papers.

House asking must leave papers with the other House..... 347, 348
Conference Committees-

Precedence of consideration of reports of. (Rule xxix)..... 229
Prescribing when reports of, in order. (Rule xxIX) ......... 229
Reports of, shall give detailed statement of effect of amend-

ments or propositions on which made. (Rule xxix)....... 348
Usually consists of three Members of each House .......... 345, 346
In effect, two distinct committees ...........

346
Members of, allowed to be absent from House.

346
When unable to agree motion for further conference in

order ...........

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Conference Committees—Continued.

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Where report of, disagreed to, motion to insist and ask further
conference in order ...

. 347, 348
In case of disagreement either House having papers may ask

further conference.............
House may, without reconsidering, take action contrary to its
instructions to.....

347
House may discharge its conferees pending a conference, and

recede from disagreement to Senate amendments.......... 347
Motion to insist takes precedence over motion to instruct.... 348
Dissolved when report made.....

348
Roport of
When, may be received ........

348
Shall be signed by majority of committee of each House .....
Can not be amended .....
May recommend agreement to some matters and disagreement
to others...............

349
Amendments undisposed of by, may be acted on by House ... 349
Question of reference of Senate bill may be interrupted by... 348
Motion to recommit, not in order.

348
May embrace proposition which would not have been in order

in the House originally ......
Provisions in, not subject to point of order except when text

previously agreed upon is effected.........
Amendment recommended in, in order, though not germane to
bill, if germane to amendment in dispute....

349
Not required to be considered in Committee of the Whole.. 349, 350
Must be treated as an entirety ........

350
Presenting matter not in dispute, House refused to receive... 350
Can not be laid on the table..........

the table................................. 330
On presentation of, not in order to demand reading of en-
grossed bill......

350
Not for Speaker to decide whether detailed statement accom-

panying is sufficient......
May be presented pending motion to adjourn or to fix day...
If question of consideration demanded against, motion to

adjourn or fix day then in order......
In order to present, pending motion to adjourn, but House

may adjourn pending its consideration...
Amendment reported in, not germane to bill or matter in

dispute, out of order .....
Instructions to-
Not usual until first report made .......

351
Report contrary to, not out of order.........

351
In order as to any matter in dispute....

351
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