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Rules of the House of Representatives, With Notes and Annotations

By Government Printing Office

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Book Id: WPLBN0000203377
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Reproduction Date: 2005

Title: Rules of the House of Representatives, With Notes and Annotations  
Author: Government Printing Office
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Language: English
Subject: Government publications, Legislation., Economic & political studies
Collections: Government Library Collection, Government Printing Office
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Office, G. P. (n.d.). Rules of the House of Representatives, With Notes and Annotations. Retrieved from http://www.nationalpubliclibrary.info/


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Excerpt: The Speaker shall take the Chair on every legislative day precisely at the hour to which the House last adjourned and immediately call the House to order. Having examined and approved the Journal of the last day’s proceedings, the Speaker shall announce to the House his approval thereof. The Speaker’s approval of the Journal shall be deemed agreed to unless a Member, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner demands a vote thereon. If such a vote is decided in the affirmative, it shall not be subject to a motion to reconsider. If such a vote is decided in the negative, then one motion that the Journal be read shall be privileged, shall be decided without debate, and shall not be subject to a motion to reconsider. This clause was adopted in 1789, amended in 1811, 1824 (II, 1310), 1971 (Jan. 22, 1971, pp. 14, 140-44, with the implementation of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1970, 84 Stat. 1140), and 1979 (H. Res. 5, 96th Cong., Jan. 15, 1979, pp. 7, 16). Clerical and stylistic changes were effected when the House recodified its rules in the 106th Congress (H. Res. 5, Jan. 6, 1999, p. -). The hour of meeting is fixed by standing order, and has traditionally been set at 12 m. (I, 104-109, 116, 117; IV, 4325); but beginning in the ...

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