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the failure to enforce the payment of moneys which may be due to the United States from public defaulters or others; and to report from time to time, such provisions and arrangements as may be necessary to add to the economy of the several Departments, and the accountability of their officers.

80. The several standing committees of the House shall have leave to report by bill or otherwise.

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81. No committee shall sit during the sitting of the House, without special leave.

82. The Clerk of the House shall take an oath for the true and faithful discharge of the duties of his office, to the best of his knowledge and abilities, and shall be deemed to continue in office until another be appointed.

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83. It shall be the duty of the Clerk to make, and cause to be printed and delivered to each member, at the commencement of every session of Congress, a list of the reports which it is the duty of any officer or Department of the Government to make to Congress; referring to the act or resolution, and page of the volume of the Laws or Journal in which it may be contained; and placing under the name of each officer the list of reports required of him to be made, and the time when the report may be expected.

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85. All questions of order shall be noted by the Clerk, with the decision, and put together at the end of the Journal of every session.

86. Whenever confidential communications are received from the President of the United States, the House shall be cleared of all persons, except the members, Clerk, Sergeant-at-Arms, and Doorkeeper, and so continue during the reading of such communications, and (unless otherwise directed by the House) during all debates and proceedings to be had thereon.

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94. After commitment and report thereof to he House, or at any time before its passage, a bill may be recommitted.

95. All bills ordered to be engrossed shall be executed in a fair round hand.

196. No amendment by way of rider shall be received to any bill on its third reading.

97. When a bill shall pass, it shall be certified by the Clerk, noting the day of its passage at the foot thereof.

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100. Upon bills committed to a Committee of the Whole House, the bill shall be first read throughout by the Clerk, and then again read and debated by clauses, leaving the preamble to be last considered; the body of the bill shall not be defaced or interlined, but all amendments, noting the page and line, shall be duly entered by the Clerk on a separate paper, as the same shall be agreed to by the Committee, and so reported to the House. After report, the bill shall again be subject to be debated and amended by

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101. All amendments made to an original motion in committee shall be incorporated with the motion, and so reported.

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103. All questions, whether in committee or in the House, shall be propounded in the order in which they were moved, except that, in filling up blanks, the largest sum and longest time shall be first put.

104. No motion or proposition for a tax or charge upon the people shall be discussed the day in which it is made or offered; and every such proposition shall receive its first discussion in a Committee of the Whole House.

105. No sum or quantum of tax or duty, voted by a Committee of the Whole House, shall be increased in the House until the motion or proposition for such increase shall be first discussed and voted in a Committee of the Whole House; and so in respect to the time of its continuance.

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