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TO THE

RULES OF THE SENATE OF THE U. STATES.

A.

Absence from the Senate, not allowed without leave
without leave, in cases of, the Sergeant-at-arms
may be sent

Address of both Houses, to the President of the United
States, to be presented by the President of
the Senate

Adherence of both Houses, effect of
Adjournment, motion for, has precedence
Amendments to a resolution to amend the Constitution,
carried by a majority

Appeal allowed from the decision of the President
B.

proceedings on, at different stages,

titles of, only, and parts affected by amendments,
inserted on the Journal

on their passage, to be on paper

passed, shall be enrolled on parchment
enrolled, shall be examined

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Bills may be introduced upon one day's notice

shall be read twice before amendment or reference
reported shall be printed

shall receive three readings on different days
on second reading, considered as in Committee of
the Whole

examined, shall be signed by the presiding
officer of each House

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signed, to be presented, for approval, and report-

ed

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Blanks, in filling, what motions have preference
Business, unfinished, has preference

when rejected, each House to be notified
passed by one House, and rejected by the other,
in what manner they may be renewed [Joint]
adhered to, by both Houses, lost
cannot be sent from one House to the other
during the three last days of session
shall be presented for approval before the last day
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C.

passage

Committees, standing
how appointed
on enrolled bills

Chair, to be addressed

Character of persons nominated, to be kept secret
Commit, motion to, in order at any time before final

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reports of, to lie one day

Communications, confidential, to be kept secret
Conference, proceedings of Committee of

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Consent, bills may be read three times in one day, by

unanimous

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nominations may be considered on the day
received, by unanimous

Constitution, what majority requisite to amend a reso-
lution proposing amendments to the
Conversation, among members, not allowed during
debate, or while papers are reading
D.

Debate, no member to speak more than twice, in the
same, in one day, without leave
not allowed on a call to order
prohibited on a motion to adjourn -
not allowed on a call for reading papers
not allowed in taking yeas and nays
Documents, to be printed only by special order

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Executive record, extracts from prohibited -
Executive proceedings, to be kept in separate books
G.
Galleries, when they shall be cleared
House, each shall transmit to the other the papers on
which bills are founded
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J.
Journal, to be read on a quorum assembling

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to contain the title, only, of bills, and the
parts affected by proposed amendments
every vote to be entered on

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a brief statement of every memorial, peti-
tion, and paper, to be entered on
to be as concise as possible when acting as
in Committee of the Whole

L.

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Leave to bring in a bill, one day's notice of motion for,

required

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Members, prohibited from speaking to each other dur-

ing debate

present, not a quorum, empowered to send for
absent members

shall express assent or dissent by ay or no-
Member, when he speaks, shall address the Chair
first rising and addressing the Chair, shall
speak first

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called to order by President or Senator, shall
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contents of, to be entered on the Journal
Messages, how announced

by whom sent

Messengers, when introduced
Motion, not to be debated, until seconded

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words of, shall be taken down, when called to
order by a Senator

shall not absent himself without leave

any, may desire a motion to be reduced to

writing

may have a question divided, if susceptible of
division

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required to vote when yeas & nays are called 16
not allowed to vote after decision is announced 17
Memorial or Petition, contents of, shall be stated before
received and read

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made and seconded, shall, if desired, be reduc-
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to be read before debated

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to adjourn, has preference

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to adjourn, to be decided without debate
privileged, what shall be, when a subject is under

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Notice of one day required of an intended motion for
leave to bring in a bill
of bills rejected, to be given

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Newspapers, not to read while a member is speaking 2 1
Nominations not to be considered on the day received,

unless by consent

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privileged in filling blanks

privileged, in reference to Select or Standing
Committees

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to close the galleries shall be discussed confi-
dentially

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to admit persons for the purpose of presenting
memorial, not in order
to reconsider, when, and by whom may be made 44
N.

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O.

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Örders of the day, special, not called before one o'clock 30
of the day, special, unfinished business has pre-
ference in

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Order, upon a call to, the member shall sit down
questions of, to be decided without debate
appeals on questions of, may be made from the
President's decision.

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on questions of, the President may require the
sense of the Senate

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President to be first addressed by the Speaker

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upon a call to, by a Senator, for words spoken,
the exceptionable words shall be taken down

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P.

Papers and Documents not to be printed without special

order

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may be divided

final on sécond reading

to be decided, Ay or No

to be put by the President of the Senate

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Papers relating to bills, to accompany them [Joint] 14 11
Persons not admitted to present a memorial, &c.
Petition, before received, contents of to be stated
contents of those presented to be entered on
the Journal

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to decide when two or more rise at the same
time to speak

to decide questions of order

may call for the sense of the Senate on a ques-
tion of order

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shall put all questions

may, for a limited time, name a member to
perform the duties of the chair

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may desire a motion to be reduced to writing 10
to decide on an equal division

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decision of, on an equal division, to be taken by
the Secretary

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may appoint a Chairman, while Senate are act-
ing as in Committee of the Whole

to give notice of the several readings of bills
to have the regulation of the parts of the Capitol
appropriated to the Senate

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President of U. S. to be assigned the President's Chair
when attending the deliberations of Senate 36
Q.

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Question under debate, when, and by what motions su-

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Question on amending Constitution, short of the main
question, to be determined by a majority 43
Quorum, proceedings when a less number shall have
assembled

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R.

Reading Newspapers, prohibited, while the Senate are

in session

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of a paper, called for and objected to, to be
decided by the Senate
Reconsideration, motion for may be made by one of

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the majority

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or by a member of the side that pre-
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motion for, must be made within two
days after vote

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motion for, must be made before the
subject matter is out of possession
of the Senate

of a question requiring the affirma-
tive vote of two-thirds, to be de-
termined by a majority

Record, Executive, extracts from prohibited
Resolutions, requiring approbation of the President, to
amend Constitution, and grant money,
to be treated as bills

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other, to lie one day

on 3d reading, amended only by consent 29
engrossed, recommitted, and reported, to
be again read second time

further proceedings in passing [Joint]{

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Secrecy enjoined on confidential communications
enjoined on remarks on persons nominated 39
enjoined on treaties

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Secretary to endorse bills passed, &c.

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to take the decision of the Vice-President
when Senate is equally divided
Senate, proceedings of, when a number less than a quo-
rum shall have assembled

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proceedings of, in quasi committee to be en-

tered concisely

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ceremonial proceedings when met by the Presi-
dent of the U. S. at any other place than
Senate Chamber

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