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tion 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.

102. All proceedings touching appropriations of money shall be first discussed in a Committee of the Whole House.

103. The rules of proceedings in the House shall be observed in a Committee of the Whole House, so far as they may be applicable, except the rule limiting the time of speaking; but no member shall speak twice to any question, until every member choosing to speak shall have spoken.

104. No standing rule or order of the House shall be rescinded or changed without one day's notice being given of the motion theretor. Nor shall any rule be suspended, except by a vote of at least two-thirds of the members present.

Nor shall the order of business, as established by the rules of the House, be postponed or changed, except by a vote of at least two-thirds of the members present.

105. It shall be in order for the Committee on Enrolled Bills to report at any time.

106. No person shall be permitted to perform divine service in the chamber occupied by the House of Representatives, unless with the consent of the Speaker.

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JOINT RULES AND ORDERS OF THE TWO HOUSES. 1. In every case of an amendinent of a bill agreed to in one House, and dissented to in the other, If either House shall request a conference, and appoint a committee for that purpose, and the other House shall also appoint a committee to conser, such committee shall, at a convenient hour, to be agreed on by their Chairman, meet in the conference chamber, and state lo each other, verbally or in writing, as either shall choose, the reasons of their respective Houses for and against the amendment, and confer freely thereon.

2. When a message shall be sent from the Senate to the House of Representatives, it shall be announced at the door of the House by the Doorkeeper, and shall be respectfully communicated to the Chair, by the person by whom it may be sent.

3. The same ceremony shall be observed when a message shall be sent from the House of Representatives to the Senate.

4. Messages shall be sent by such persons as a sense of propriety in each House may determine to be proper.

5. While bills are on their passage between the two Houses, they shall be on paper, and under the signature of the Secretary or Clerk of each House respectively.

6. After a bill shall have passed both Houses, it shall be duly enrolled on parchment by the Clerk of the House of Representatives or the Secretary of the Senate, the bill may have originated in the one or the other House, before it shall be presented to the President of the United States.

7. When bills are enrolled, they shall be examined by a joint committee of two from the Senate and two from the House of Representatives, appointed as a standing committee for that purpose, who shall carefully compare the enrolment with the engrossed bills, as passed in the two Houses, and, correcting any errors that may be discovered in the enrolled bills, make their report forthwith to the respective Houses.

8. After examination and report, each bill shall be signed in the respective Houses, first by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, then by the President of the Senate.

9. After a bill shall have been thus signed in each House, it shall be presented, by the said committee, to the President of the United States, for his approbation, (it being first endorsed on the back of the roll, certifying in which House the same originated; which endorsement shall be signed by the Secretary or Clerk (as the case may be] of the House in which the same did originatc,) and shall be entered on the Journal of each House. The said committee shall report the day of presentation to the President, which time shall also be carefully entered on the Journal of each House.

10. All orders, resolucions, and votes, which are to be presented to the President of the United States for his approbation, shall, also, in the same manner, be previously enrolled, examined, and signed: and shall be presented in the saine manner, and by the same committee, as provided in cases of bills.

11. When the Senate and House of Representatives shall judge it proper to make a joint address to the President, it shall be presented to him in his audience chamber, by the President of the Senate, in the presence of the Speaker and both Houses.

12. When a bill or resolution, which shall have passed in one House, is rejected in the other, notice thereof is to be given to the House in which the same may have passed.

13. When a bill or resolution, which has been passed in one House, is rejected in the other, it is not brought in during the same session, without a notice of ten days, and leave of two-thirds of that House in which it shall be renewed.

14. Each House transmits to the other all papers on which any bill or resolution shall be founded.

15. After each House shall have adhered to their disagreement, a bill or resolution is lost.

16. No bill that shall have passed one House shall be sent for concurrence to the other on either of the three last days of the session.

17. No bill or resolution that shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate shall be presented to the President of the United States, for his approbation, on the last day of the session.

18. When bills which have passed one House are ordered to be printed in the other, a greater number of copies shall not be printed than may be necessary for the use of the House making the order.

QUESTIONS OF ORDER

DECIDED AT THE SECOND SESSION OF THE TWENTY-FIRST CONGRESS.

The previous question having been seconded, cannot be withdrawn, ex. cept by vote of the majority. (See page 282 of this Journal.]

MARCH 2, 1831.

Mr. Richardson, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported the following resolution:

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States, that the 17th joint rule of the two Houses, which declares that “ No bill or resolution that shall have passed the House of Represent. atives and the Senate shall be presented to the President of the United States for his approbation on the last day of the session," be suspended.

The said resolution being read,

The Speaker decided, that, under the 17th rule of the House, it was not in order for the Committee for Enrolled Bills to make report at this period of the day of any matter, except the examination and presentation of bills.

Mr. Sutherland appealed from the decision of the Chair, on the ground that, by the 105th rule of the House, it is declared that “ It shall be in order for the Committee for Enrolled Bills to report at any time.

And on the question, Shall the decision of the Chair stand as the judgment of the House?

It passed in the affirmative.

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