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Privilege, Questions of-Continued.
Precedence of-Continued.
Conference report, how interrupted ....

492
Motion to adjourn pending, when in order................ 492
Examples of .........

493,494
Practice as to

Germane matter not privileged, may be added to by amendment 494
Once considered remains privileged.....

494
Pending at adjournment does not necessarily recur as regular

order of business next day unless called up by a Member... 494
Must in first instance be referred to a committee having juris-
diction of subject ........

495
Privileged Reports. (See REPORTS.)
Processes of the House-

Shall be signed by the Speaker. (Rule 1, 4) ............. 201
Shall be attested by Clerk. (Rule ini, 3) ..................
Shall be executed by Sergeant-at-Arms. (Rule iv, 1)........

Seal of the House shall be affixed to. (Rule III, 3) .......... 204
Protest-

Not a matter of right for Member to have received and entered

upon the Journal, against the action of the House
Public Buildings-

Subjects relating to accounts, expenditures, etc., for, shall be

referred to Committee on Expenditures on. (Rule XI, 50)..
Public Buildings and Grounds, Committee on-
Shall consist of fifteen Members. (Rule x, 1) ......

207
Subjects that shall be referred to. (Rule XI, 21) ....
Selection of restaurant keeper by.....................

(See COMMITTEES; CAPITOL.)
Public Documents. (See also PRINTING, PUBLIC.)

Two copies of all, shall be retained in Clerk's office-library.
(Rule III, 3) ......

........... 203, 495
Definition of ........

495
Distribution of ............................................. 495

Clerk shall preserve for each Member an extra copy each .... 495
Public Lands, Committee on. (See also COMMITTEES.)

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

... 207, 214
Subjects that shall be referred to. (Rule xi, 15)............. 210

Privilege of, to report at any time certain bills. (Rule XI, 57).213, 495
Public Printing and Public Printer. (See PRINTING, PUBLIC;

PRINTING, JOINT COMMITTEE ON.)
Questions. (See also APPEAL; CONSIDERATION; Motioxs; PRE-

vious QUESTION; PRIVILEGED QUESTIONS.)
Manner and form of putting. (Rule 1, 5).................. 201, 202
Shall be lost in case of tie vote. (Rule 1, 6).....

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Whether House will consider a proposition shall not be pat

unless demanded. (Rule XVI, 3)..........
Shall be divided if demanded. (Rule xvI, 6).............. 218, 496
Form of stating question of engrossing and third reading of
bills. (Rule XXI, 1) ........

221
Certain, not divisible ....
Questions of Order. (See also APPEALS.)

Shall be decided by Speaker, subject to appeal. (Rule 1, 4) 201, 496
Shall be decided by Clerk, subject to appeal, pending election

of Speaker. (Rule ili, 1)................................. 203
Arising pending motion for previous question not debatable.

(Rule XVII, 3)........................................... 220, 496
On first considering in a Committee of Whole matter relating

to appropriations, good at any time before consideration of

bill begun. (Rule XXIII, 3).................... ........ 224
Shall be appended to printed Journal. (Rule III, 3)....... 203, 197
Not entertained unless subject of, pending......

497
Debate on, not limited...................................... 497
Extent of debate on, is within discretion of the Chair........ 497
Not to be decided while question of consideration pending on
subject of...

....

497
Matter decided out of order is stricken out by Clerk..........
Too late to raise, after debate began on subject of, unless right
to object reserved......

............................ 497
Waived if not presented at time of occurrence...............
'Can not be sustained against provision reported under instruc-

tions by House............................................ 497
Questions of Privilege. (See PRIVILEGE, QUESTIONS OF.)
Quorum-

Upon appearance of, Journal shall be read. (Rule 1, 1)...... 201
One-fifth of, may order tellers. (Rule 1, 5).................. 201
Names of those present and not answering on roll call consid.

ered in determining the presence of. (Rule XV, 2)... 217, 218, 504
Fifteen Members may compel attendance of. (Rule xv, 3). 218, 499
When without, in Committee of the Whole. (Rule XXIII, 2). 254, 499

Of Committee of the Whole. (Rule xxIII, 2) ................ 224
What constitutes-
In choosing a President........

...

498
Majority of each House...

498
Where States fail to send Representatives.....

498
In case of vacancies by death, etc..
Opinions as to ...........
179 in Fifty-third Congress........
One-fifth of, may demand tellers ......
Of a committee-a majority of its members......

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In Committee of the Wholo-
Same as that of House .........

499
One-fifth of, may demand tellers .......

499
When not voting, Chair appoints tellers ..

499
When failure of, disclosed, roll called and absentees reported
to House...................................

499
May rise, on motion before roll call, in absence of.......

499
In absence of, roll is called but once...

499
Proceedings in order in absence of—
Recess can not be taken........

500
Motion to fix day not in order pending a motion to adjourn .. 500
Recess previously ordered can be taken when hour fixed arrives 500
Question remains statu quo......

..... 500
Yeas and nays may be taken ................

500
Vote ordering or refusing yeas and nays:may be reconsidered 500
May adjourn from day to day .........

.......... 501
Questions incidental to call of House......

501
Quorum required to discharge Sergeant-at-Arms from further

proceeding on warrant of arrest continued after a call of the
House..........

501
Call of House may be ordered ...................

492
Proceedings under call may be dispensed with....

492
Member may be excused from attendance...........

492
But quorum required to grant leave of absence..... 501
Order excusing may be reconsidered...........

492
Motion to summon a Member to bar to answer for contempt,
in refusing to answer on roll call, not in order .......

500
How ascertained—

Always presumed present unless contrary affirmatively appears
of record....................................

501
Must be disclosed of record ....

501
Chair can not go outside of a roll call..

501
Chair must take notice of failure of, on roll call ......

501
When right to make point of no quorum waived........

501
By tellers when failure of, to vote on a division ........ 501

Vote by tellers being interrupted, how resumed........ 502, 503
Order made, when Journal shows absence of, a nullity...... 502
Call of House may be ordered.notwithstanding quorum pres-
ent..........

502
Failure of, having been disclosed, quorum must appear of

record before proceeding to business ............ ......... 502
Yeas and nays on roll call is the last mode of certification of,
from which there is no appeal....

502
Judgment of Chair as to presence of, not permissible against

a roll call.

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How ascertained-Continued.

Practice of permitting a Member to be taken off the floor by

point of no quorum, abandoned ...
Failure of a quorum only taken notice of when disclosed by
a roll call....

................................. 502
Rule for supplementing a, proposed in the Forty-sixth Con-
gress .........

.......... 502, 503
Practice in Fifty-first Congress as to counting, before rules
adopted .................

503
Rule of Fifty-first Congress authorized Speaker to add names
of Members present and not voting .........

503
Rule declared constitutional by Supreme Court ..

504
Rule XV amended so as to authorize tellers to report for entry
on Journal Members present and not voting ......

504
Difference between present rule and rule of Fifty-first
Congress ..........

504
Railways and Canals, Committee on. (See also COMMITTEES.)
Shall consist of thirteen Members. (Rule x, 1)..

207
Subjects that shall be referred to. (Rule xi, 18) ............ 210
Reading of Bills-

Shall be read three times before passage. (Rule xxi, 1).... 221
Bills on their passage shall be read first time by title, second

time in full, third time by title, unless demanded in full.
(Rule XXI, 1)..

........ 221
Reading of Papers,

When objection made to, shall be determined without debate
by vote of House. (Rule XXXI)......

.......... 230, 505
Rights of Members to call for............................... 504
Rule as to, does not apply to the formal reading of bills...... 505
May be demanded on motion to refer ..

.....

504
Right to demand, may be lost by suspension of rules.

505
Reading of report, being debate, can not be demanded after
previous question ordered..........

505
Of engrossed bill, on presentation of conference report, not in
order .........................

........

505
Of engrossed bill, after third reading and when yeas and nays
ordered on passage, not in order..

.......

505
Of testimony, on motion to recommit, a report not in order... 505
Of message from the President, may be demanded as a matter
of right, but not accompanying documents.

505
During personal explanation ........

505
Of a printed book during debate, held not in order.

506
Recall of Bill-

Bill prematurely transmitted or erroneously engrossed may be
recalled from Senate or President...

........ 506
Resolution requesting, presents question of high privilege... 506

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Recede, Motion to. (See also CONFERENCE COMMITTEES.)
Precedence of, over motion to insist, etc...............

506
In order after previous question ordered on motion to insist.. 506
Motion to recede from disagreement should include motion
that House agree to amendment........

....... 506
Recess—
Precedence of motion for. (Rule XVI, 4)..

...... 218,507
Motion for, always in order. (Rule XVI, 5)................ 218,507
On Fridays at 5 p. m. for evening session. (Rule xxvi, 3).... 228
Less than quorum can not take......

.......

507
When previously ordered quorum not required to take, when
hour arrives .........

507
Not in order during call of House ...

507
Can not be taken beyond hour of next daily meeting of House. 507
When hour previously fixed for, arrives, Chair declares House
in recess....

........ 507
If roll is being called, call is completed before recess
declared.........

508
In order before Journal is read ..............

508
Friday being substituted as day for motions to suspend rules,

rule for recess on Friday vacated ............. ........... 508
Not in order to reconsider vote refusing to take.............. 508
Motion to suspend rules entertained pending motion for...... 508
Effect of, taken at evening session; next meeting not continu-
ation of evening session............

........
Reception. (See CONSIDERATION.)
Recognition-

Controlled by Speaker. (Rule xiv, 2)........
Member reporting measure entitled to, to open and close de-

bate. (Rule xiv, 3) .................................... 215, 510
Member who has spoken not entitled to. (Rule XIV, 6) .... 215, 510
Speaker decides who is entitled to, not the House ............ 509
Usage to give precedence in, to Member reporting measure... 509
Usage to alternate between supporters and opponents of

m easure .................................................. 509
Members given precedence in, when making certain privileged
motions....

............ 509
Right of, for privileged motion when another Member is occu-
pying floor ...............................................

509
Demand for regular order equivalent to objection............ 509
Upon adverse decision on incidental motion, right to, shifts to
successful side............

510
Under recent practice preference given to Member in charge of

a bill to offer, successively, amendments to perfect the bill.. 510

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