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INDEX TO RULES AND DIGEST.

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Absence of Members-

Prohibited. (VIII, 1).......
Fifteen members may compel attendance of absentees. (XV, 2)
Members absent without sufficient excuse may be arrested.

(XV, 2)
House shall determine on what conditions members arrested

for absence shall be discharged. (XV,2). ...
From a Committee of Whole, when without quorum, shall be

reported to House and entered on. Journal. (XXIII, 2).....

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Less than a quorum may compei attendance of absentees..

269
Doduction from compensation may be made for ......

269
Mode of reporting to House absentees from a Committee of
Whole .....

270
Resolution (or motion) revoking leaves of absence does not
require quorum

269
How “indefinite leave" terminated..

269
Accounts

For stationery of members shall be kept and paid by Clerk.
(III, 3).....

239
For pay and mileage of member shall be kept and paid by Ser-
geant-at-Arms. (IV,1).

240
Of disbursement of contingent fund shall be kept by Clerk.
(III,3)....

239
COMMITTEE ON-
Shall consist of nine members. (X, 45)....

243
Subjects that shall be referred to. (V, 2; XI, 45; XLIII)..240–246–264
Shall determine amount for which Door-keeper liable for miss-
ing articles. (V,2)....

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May report at any time on expenditure of contingent fund.
(XI, 51)...

247
Shall inquire into violations of rule prohibiting officers and
employés being interested in claims. (XLIII).

264

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Digest.
Accounts-Continued.
COMMITTEE ON-Continued.

Reports of, privileged
Payments on vouchers approved by, conclusive on all Depart-

ments and officers of Government..
Shall fix allowance of stationery for committees and officers of

House
Acts-

Shall be signed by Speaker. (I, 4)
Addresses of the House-

Shall be signed by Speaker. (I, 4)
Adherence. (See also CONFERENCE COMMITTEES.)

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237

237

271
271

Digest.
Order of putting questions on

Conference may be had after vote of adherence by one house..
Adjournment-

Motion for, when in order and not debatable. (XVI, 4)....:
Precedence of motion for. (XVI, 4).....
Only one motion for, in order pending motion to suspend ru'es.

(XVI, 8)
Hour of, shall be entered on Journal. (XVI,5)
Business in which engaged at time of, when resumed. (XXIV,3)

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Motion for, when quorum not present ...
Motion for, when dilatory
Motion for, can not be made while a member is speaking
Motion for, can not be received while House is voting ..
Motion for, can not be amended ......
Motion for, may be made after House has voted to go into Com-

mittee of the Whole
Motion to reconsider vote by which House refused to adjourn

is not in order
Motion for, may be repeated when any business has intervened
Motion to fix hour to which House shall adjourn, when in order
Not in order to ask to be excused from voting on motion for...
Effect of, pending a call of the House....
Does not take place until pronounced by the Speaker.....
Does not take place by reason of arrival of time for daily meet-

ing or Sunday
Decisions as to...
Legislative day does not terminate until adjournment..
For more than three days or to any other place requires con-

gent of both houses....

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272
273
550
300
272

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Adjournment-Continued.

For mcre than three days does not thereby terminate session..
When two houses disagree as to time of adjourning the Presi-
dent may adjourn them ......

273
Form of concurrent resolution for adjournment of session. 273, 274
Exceeding three days, practice touching..

273, 274
Sine die, on termination of each Congress.

274
Admission of States-

Subjects relating to, shall be referred to Committee on the Ter-
ritories. (XI, 17)

244
Bill for, privileged. (XI, 51).

247
Admission to the Floor. (See Floor.)
List of persons allowed, (XXXIV)..

261
Rule for, can not be suspended. (XXXIV)

261
Admission to the Galleries-

List of persons for whom seats shall be reserved. (XXXV)... 261
Adverse Reports-
Disposition of. (XIII, 2)......

247
Adverse Vote-

Member reporting measure entitled to prior recognition until
floor taken from him by

275
Agreement-
Form of motion as to Senate amendments

275
As to, in Committee of Whole......

275
Among members must be ratified by House to have any parlia-
mentary standing...

275
Agricultural Department-

Estimates of, shall be referred to, and appropriations for re-

ported by, Committee on Agriculture. (XI, 10)....... 244
Agriculture, Committee on-

Shall consist of fifteen Members and one Delegate. (X,
XII)..

.242, 247
Subjects that shall be referred to (XI, 10)..

244
Amendment-
What, and when in order. (XIX)....

232
May be withdrawn before amended or decided. (XIX).

252
Precedence of motion for, (XVI, 4)...

250
Previous question may be ordered on, (XVII, 1).

252
Not precluded by defeat of motion to strike out. (XVI, 7).. 251
Subjects different from that under consideration shall not be

admitted under color of, (XVI, 7).....
If adopted, original motion can not be withdrawn. (XVI, 2). 250
Conference reports shall give detailed statements of effect of,
(XXIX).

259
Of Senate to House bills. (XX).

253

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Amendment-Continued.

To general appropriation bills. (XXI, 3)......
In Committee of Whole. (XXIII, 5, 6)..

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277

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277
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278

Digest.
When in order to bills.....
May be moved to an amendment..
May be moved to Senate amendments..
Practice touching....
May be made to paragraph proposed for insertion before ques-

tion is put.....
After a paragraph is inserted it may be amended by adding to

it, or it may be stricken out if part of original is stricken out

with it.....
May be made to paragraph proposed to be stricken out before

question is put....
When may be offered..
Withdrawal of.....
Can not be modified after previous question ordered ..
Not in order to text of bill which has passed both houses.
House bill can not be substituted for Senate bill and vice versa
Of committees bave precedence...
For general legislation on a private bill not in order...
For relief of one individual on a bill for relief of another not

in order....
Changing public to private bill or vice versa not in order by way

of recommitment......
Not obnoxious when one of subjects or provisions of pending

bill......
When by way of substitute not in order.....
Not out of order because inconsistent with one adopted ......
Member who has spoken to main question may speak again to

amendment....
Whenever any portion of amendment is out of order is suffi-

cient ground for excluding entire proposition .....
To convert resolutions into joint resolutions not in order.
To the rules.....
Division of, when not in order.
By way of instructions....
To the Journal......
To general appropriation bills. (See APPROPRIATION BILLS.)
Reported from a Committee of Whole or from Senate not

divisible.....
Additional, may be moved after question taken on those re-

ported from a Committee of Whole....

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Amendment-Continued.

Effect of striking out a paragraph in a Committee of Whole
after amending it......

280
Not in order by way of instructions on subject different from
that under consideration....

280
Motion to commit subject to, unless precluded by ordering pre-
vious question .

280
Proposed to Sepate amendments must be strictly germane
thereto

280
House can not do indirectly by way of recommitment that

which it can not do directly by way of amendment........ 278, 328
BETWEEN THE TWO HOUSES. (See RULE XX.) (See also CONFER-
ENCE COMMITTEES.)
Regular progression in case of......

281
Either House may recede from amendment or from disagree-
ment

281
Motion to recede takes precedence of motion to insist...

281
Motion to amend an amendment from the other house takes
precedence of motion to agree or disagree.....

281
House may amend Senate amendments to House amendments. 281
House can not recede from or insist on its own amendment with
an amendment......

281
Of Senate are subject to clause 3, Rule XXIII

281
Usually two conferences before adherence...

281
Either house may adhere in first instance...

281
Motion to insist takes precedence of motion to adhere...... 281
After one house has adhered other may recede or ask for con-
ference ..

282
Motion to refer takes precedence of motion to concur or non-
concur in Senate ...

282
Proposed to Senate amendments must be strictly germane to
pending amendment

282
Amendments to the Constitution.
Manner of proposal, etc

282
Annals of Congress.
When published

281
Table showing contents of by years and Congresses

282
Appeals.

Member may appeal from decision of Speaker on question of
order. (1,4).....

237
Member may appeal from decision of Clerk on question of order
pending election of Speaker. (III, 1).....

238
No member shall speak more than once on appeal fronı decision
on question of order. (1,4)....

237
Member may appeal on being called to order for transgressing
rules. (XIV, 4)......

248

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