Congressional Parliamentary Reference Sources: An Introductory Guide

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Nova Publishers, 2004 - 134 pages
This book describes the official parliamentary reference sources governing House and Senate procedures. It also discusses the relationship among the standing rules, precedents, points of order and parliamentary inquiries in both chambers. House sources described include the Constitution, Jefferson's Manual, the House Rules and Manual, Procedure in the US House of Representatives (Descheler's and Brown's Procedure), Descheler's Precedents, Cannon's Procedures and Hinds' and Cannon's Precedents. Senate sources described are the Constitution, the Senate Rules and manual, the Standing Orders of the Senate, and Senate Procedure (Riddick's Procedure). A complete and thorough reading is guaranteed to all. Contents: Introduction; Parliamentary Reference Sources: An Introductory Guide; Parliamentary Reference Sources: Senate; Parliamentary Reference Sources: House of Representatives; Index.

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Contents

Parliamentary Reference Sources An Introductory Guide
1
Parliamentary Reference Sources Senate
45
Parliamentary Reference Sources House Of Representatives
83
Index
131
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Page 92 - The rules of parliamentary practice, comprised in Jefferson's Manual, shall govern the House in all cases to which they are applicable, and in which they are not inconsistent with the standing rules and orders of the House, and joint rules of the Senate and House of Representatives.
Page 28 - The motion is highly privileged and is not debatable. An amendment to the motion is not in order, and it is not in order to move to reconsider the vote by which the motion is agreed to or disagreed to.
Page 35 - And I beseech you, Wrest once the law to your authority: To do a great right, do a little wrong, And curb this cruel devil of his will.
Page 28 - An amendment to, or motion to recommit, the resolution is not in order, and it is not in order to move to reconsider the vote by which the resolution is agreed to or disagreed to.
Page 99 - All appeals from the decisions of the Chair relating to the application of the rules of the Senate or the House of Representatives, as the case may be, to the procedure relating to a resolution with respect to a reorganization plan shall be decided without debate.
Page 28 - SEC. 205. (a) When the committee has reported, or has been discharged from further consideration of, a resolution with respect to a reorganization plan, it shall at any time thereafter be in order (even though a previous motion to the same effect has been disagreed to) to move to proceed to the consideration of such resolution.
Page 26 - Comw. L. 2, c. 3. The consequences of a measure may be reprobated in strong terms ; but to arraign the motives of those who propose to advocate it, is a personality, and against order.
Page 68 - House until disposed of. (B) Debate on the resolution, and on all debatable motions and appeals in connection therewith...
Page 53 - The proceedings of the Senate shall be briefly and accurately stated on the journal. Messages of the President in full ; titles of bills and joint resolutions, and such parts as shall be affected by proposed amendments ; every vote, and a brief statement of the contents of each petition, memorial, or paper presented to the Senate, shall be entered.
Page 68 - ... to be equally divided between, and controlled by, the majority leader and the minority leader or their designees.

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