Senate Procedure: Precedents and Practices

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Page 244 - For the purposes of this resolution the committee, or any duly authorized subcommittee thereof, is authorized to hold such hearings, to sit and act at such...
Page 368 - Hoiwse, or any joint committee established by a joint or concurrent resolution of the two Houses of Congress, or any committee of either House of Congress, willfully makes default, or who, having appeared, refuses to answer any question pertinent, to the question under inquiry...
Page 248 - ... the committee, or any duly authorized subcommittee thereof, is authorized to hold such hearings, to sit and act at such times and places during the sessions, recesses, and adjourned periods of the...
Page 243 - Vacancies in the membership of the joint committee shall not affect the power of the remaining members to execute the functions of the joint committee, and shall be filled in the same manner as in the case of the original selection. The joint committee shall select a chairman and a vice chairman from among its members.
Page 526 - The proceedings of the Senate shall be briefly and accurately stated en 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. 2. The legislative, the executive, the confidential legislative proceedings, and the proceedings when sitting as a Court of Impeachment, shall each be recorded...
Page 170 - No bill or joint resolution shall be committed or amended until it shall have been twice read, after which it may be referred to a committee...
Page 249 - The prohibition contained in the preceding sentence shall not apply to the Committee on Appropriations or the Committee on the Budget.
Page 547 - After the Journal is read, the Presiding Officer shall lay before the Senate messages from the President, reports and communications from the heads of Departments, and other communications addressed to the Senate, and such bills, joint resolutions, and other messages from the House of Representatives as may remain upon his table from any previous day's session undisposed of.
Page 555 - Resolutions, and continue such consideration until 2 o'clock; * and bills and resolutions that are not objected to shall be taken up in their order, and each Senator shall be entitled to speak once and for five minutes only upon any question; and the objection may be interposed at any stage of the proceedings, but upon motion the Senate may continue such consideration; and this order shall commence immediately after the call for ' ' concurrent and other resolutions," and shall take precedence of...
Page 105 - 4. No amendment which proposes general legislation shall be received to any general appropriation bill, nor shall any amendment not germane or relevant to the subject matter contained in the bill be received ; nor shall any amendment to any item or clause of such bill be received which does not directly relate thereto...

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