A Manual of Parliamentary Practice: Composed Originally for the Use of the Senate of the United States

Clark, Austin, Maynard, 1862 - 192 pages

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Page 117 - 51. When a motion has been once made, and carried in the affirmative or negative, it shall be in order for any member of the majority to move for the reconsideration thereof on the same or the succeeding day; and such motion shall take precedence of all other questions, except a motion to adjourn. * This
Page 44 - be decided without debate. —Rule 11. When a question is under debate, no motion shall be received but to adjourn, to lie on the table, for the previous question, to postpone to a day certain, to commit or amend, to postpone indefinitely; which several motions shall have precedence in the order in
Page 103 - 13. In filling up blanks, the largest sum and longest time shall be first put. 14. When the reading of a paper is called for, and the same is objected to by any member, it shall be determined by a vote of the Senate, and without debate. 16. When the yeas and nays shall be called for by
Page 89 - kept inviolably secret; and that all treaties, which may hereafter be laid before the Senate, shall also be kept secret, until the Senate shall, by their resolution, take off the injunction of secrecy.—Rule 38. Treaties are legislative acts. A treaty is a law of the land. It differs from other laws only as it must
Page 117 - When any member is about to speak in debate, or deliver any matter to the House, he shall rise from his seat, and respectfully address himself to " Mr. Speaker," and shall confine himself to the question under debate, and avoid personality.
Page 117 - 1, 1838.) 18. 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.—(Rule April 13, 1789, and act June 1st, 1789.) He shall be deemed to continue in office until another -be appointed.—(March 1, 1791.*)
Page 52 - SECTION XXXIV. THE PREVIOUS QUESTION. WHEN any question is before the House, any member may move a previous question, " Whether that question (called the main question) shall now be put?" If it pass in the affirmative, then the main question is to be put immediately, and no man may speak any thing further to it,
Page 28 - information.—2 Hats. 82. The rule of the Senate is, When a motion shall be made and seconded, it shall be reduced to writing, if desired by the President or any member, delivered in at the table, and read by the President, before the same shall be debated.—Rule 10.
Page 117 - member has spoken, or other business has intervened, after the words spoken, and before exception to them shall have been taken. 31. When two or more members happen to rise at once, the Speaker shall name the member who is first to speak. 32. No member shall speak more than once to the same question, without leave of the

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