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Constitution Jefferson\'s Manual House Rules 115th Congress

Title:
Constitution, Jefferson's Manual, and Rules of the House of Representatives of the United States, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress
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The House Rules and Manual contains the fundamental source material for parliamentary procedure used in the House of Representatives: the Constitution of the United States; applicable provisions of Jefferson’s Manual; Rules of the House (as of the date of this preface); provisions of law and resolutions having the force of Rules of the House; and pertinent decisions of the Speakers and other presiding officers of the House and Committee of the Whole interpreting the rules and other procedural authority used in the House of Representatives.

The rules for the One Hundred Fifteenth Congress were adopted on January 3, 2017, when the House agreed to House Resolution 5. In addition to a series of changes to various standing rules, House Resolution 5 included separate free-standing orders constituting procedures to be followed in the One Hundred Fifteenth Congress. Explanations of the changes to the standing rules appear in the annotations following each rule in the text of this Manual.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents:

THE CONSTITUTION

PREAMBLE ............................................................................................ 3

ARTICLE I.— The legislative power .......................................... 4

II.— The executive power ........................................... 66

III.— The judicial power .............................................. 78

IV.— Obligations, duties, etc., of the States .............. 80

V.— Amendments to ................................................... 82

VI.— Law of the land, etc. ........................................... 84

VII.— Ratification of ...................................................... 89

Amendments ratified .......................................... 91

JEFFERSON’S MANUAL

SECTION I.— Importance of adhering to rules ........................ 127

III.— Privilege ............................................................... 130

VI.— Quorum ................................................................ 150

VII.— Call of the House ................................................ 151

IX.— Speaker ................................................................ 152

X.— Address ................................................................ 154

XI.— Committees ......................................................... 155

XII.— Committee of the Whole ..................................... 158

XIII.— Examination of witnesses .................................. 167

XIV.— Arrangement of business ................................... 172

XV.— Order .................................................................... 174

XVI.— Order respecting papers ..................................... 174

XVII.— Order in debate ................................................... 175

XVIII.— Orders of the House ............................................ 199

XIX.— Petition ................................................................ 202

XX.— Motion .................................................................. 204

XXI.— Resolutions .......................................................... 205

XXIII.— Bills, leave to bring in ........................................ 207

XXIV.— Bills, first reading ............................................... 207

XXV.— Bills, second reading ........................................... 208

XXVI.— Bills, commitment ............................................... 209

XXVII.— Report of committee ........................................... 219

SECTION XXVIII.— Bill, recommitment ............................................. 220

XXIX.— Bills, reports taken up ....................................... 221

XXX.— Quasi-committee ................................................. 223

XXXI.— Bill, second reading in the House ..................... 227

XXXII.— Reading papers ................................................... 229

XXXIII.— Privileged questions ........................................... 231

XXXIV.— The previous question ........................................ 244

XXXV.— Amendments ....................................................... 246

XXXVI.— Division of the question ..................................... 255

XXXVII.— Coexisting questions ........................................... 258

XXXVIII.— Equivalent questions .......................................... 259

XXXIX.— The question ........................................................ 261

XL.— Bills, third reading ............................................. 262

XLI.— Division of the House ......................................... 266

XLII.— Titles .................................................................... 271

XLIII.— Reconsideration ................................................... 272

XLIV.— Bills sent to the other House ............................. 275

XLV.— Amendments between the Houses .................... 276

XLVI.— Conferences ......................................................... 286

XLVII.— Messages .............................................................. 300

XLVIII.— Assent .................................................................. 304

XLIX.— Journals ............................................................... 307

L.— Adjournment ....................................................... 309

LI.— A session .............................................................. 311

LII.— Treaties ................................................................ 314

LIII.— Impeachment ....................................................... 318

RULES OF THE HOUSE

RULE I.— The Speaker ........................................................ 339

II.— Other Officers and Officials ............................... 363

III.— The Members, Delegates, and Resident

Commissioner of Puerto Rico.

385

IV.— The Hall of the House ........................................ 390

V.— Broadcasting the House ..................................... 398

VI.— Official Reporters and News Media Galleries .. 401

VII.— Records of the House .......................................... 413

VIII.— Response to Subpoenas ...................................... 417

IX.— Questions of Privilege ......................................... 420

X.— Organization of Committees .............................. 441

XI.— Procedures of Committees and Unfinished

Business.

554

XII.— Receipt and Referral of Measures and Matters 623

XIII.— Calendars and Committee Reports ................... 638

XIV.— Order and Priority of Business .......................... 674

XV.— Business in Order on Special Days ................... 685

RULE XVI.— Motions and Amendments ................................. 704

XVII.— Decorum and Debate .......................................... 759

XVIII.— The Committee of the Whole House on the

state of the Union.

791

XIX.— Motions Following the Amendment Stage ........ 821

XX.— Voting and Quorum Calls .................................. 837

XXI.— Restrictions on Certain Bills .............................. 868

XXII.— House and Senate Relations .............................. 928

XXIII.— Code of Official Conduct ..................................... 955

XXIV.— Limitations on Use of Official Funds ................ 968

XXV.— Limitations on Outside Earned Income and

Acceptance of Gifts.

973

XXVI.— Financial Disclosure ........................................... 1002

XXVII.— Disclosure by Members and Staff of

Employment Negotiations.

1028

XXVIII.— [Reserved] ............................................................ 1029

XXIX.— General Provisions .............................................. 1030

PROVISIONS OF LEGISLATIVE REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1946, AS AMENDED

BY THE LEGISLATIVE REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1970, APPLICABLE TO

BOTH HOUSES

Congressional adjournment ................................................................ 1035

Preservation of committee hearings .................................................. 1036

JOINT AND SELECT COMMITTEES

Economic Committee, Joint ................................................................ 1037

Taxation, Joint Committee on ............................................................ 1037

Library, Joint Committee of Congress on the ................................... 1038

Printing, Joint Committee on ............................................................ 1038

Inaugural Ceremonies, Joint Congressional Committee on ............ 1038

Select committees ................................................................................ 1038

HOUSE AND CONGRESSIONAL OFFICES

House Commission on Congressional Mailing Standards ............... 1041

House Office Building Commission ................................................... 1041

Government Accountability Office ..................................................... 1041

Office of Compliance ........................................................................... 1041

Congressional Research Service ......................................................... 1042

Legislative Counsel ............................................................................. 1042

Congressional Budget Office .............................................................. 1042

Law Revision Counsel ......................................................................... 1042

Technology Assessment ...................................................................... 1042

Office of the Parliamentarian ............................................................ 1042

Speaker’s Office for Legislative Floor Activities ............................... 1043

Office of Interparliamentary Affairs .................................................. 1043

House Recording Studio ..................................................................... 1043

United States Capitol Preservation Commission ............................. 1043

Office of General Counsel ................................................................... 1043

Former Office of Emergency Planning, Preparedness, and

Operations.

1044

Office of Attending Physician ............................................................. 1044

Office of Architect of the Capitol ....................................................... 1044

House Democracy Partnership ........................................................... 1044

Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission .......................................... 1044

Office of Congressional Ethics ........................................................... 1045

Early organization of the House ........................................................ 1047

MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS OF CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET LAWS

Congressional Budget Act of 1974 ..................................................... 1053

Budget Enforcement Act of 1990 ....................................................... 1133

Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010 ............................................... 1137

LEGISLATIVE PROCEDURES ENACTED IN LAW

Measures privileged for consideration in House .............................. 1141

INDEX

Index .................................................................................................... 1325

Audience

Members of the House of Representatives rely upon the House Rules and Manual to adhere to parliamentary procedure and any changes to procedure, and may be interested in this publication.  In addition, students studying government and politics, historians, and people interested in how Congress functions may be interested in this publication.

High school students through graduate students, and political science and constitutional law professors interested in parliamentary rules and processes may be interested in this updated volume.

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