A Manual of Parliamentary Practice for the Use of the Senate of the United States: To which is Added the Rules and Orders of the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States and Joint Rules of the Two Houses (Google eBook)
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Page 197 - 20. When two or more members happen to rise at once, the speaker shall name the member who is first to speak. 21. No member shall speak more than twice to the same question, without leave of the house, nor more than once, until every member choosing to speak shall have spoken. 22.
Page 34 - SEC. VIII. ABSENCE. No member shall absent himself from the service of the Senate, without leave of the Senate first obtained. And in case a less number than a quorum of the Senate shall convene, they are hereby authorised to send the sergeant at arms, or any other person or persons by them
Page 14 - treason, felony and breach of the peace, during their attendance at the session of their respective houses, and in going to and returning from the same, and from being questioned in any other place for any speech or debate in either house.
Page 65 - 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 7.
Page 54 - Nevertheless, if a member finds that it is not the inclination of the house to hear him, and that by conversation or any other noise they endeavour to drown his voice, it is his most prudent way to submit to the pleasure of the house, and sit down; for it scarcely ever happens that they are
Page 15 - trespass for which the officer and others concerned are liable to action or indictment in the ordinary courts of justice, as in other cases of unauthorised arrest. 4. The court before which the process is returnable is bound to act as in other cases of unauthorized proceeding, and liable also, as in other similar cases,
Page 113 - is taken away; or the new provisoes might be left to a second question, after having been decided on once before at the same reading; which is contrary to rule. But the question must be on striking out the last member of the section as amended. This sweeps away the exceptions with the rule, and
Page 105 - making it bear a sense different from what was intended by the movers, so that they vote against it themselves. 2 Hats. 79, 4, 82, 84. A new bill may be ingrafted by way of amendment on the words ' Be it enacted, &c.' 1 Grey, 190, 192. If it be proposed to amend by leaving
Page 78 - any other amendment be admitted, except it be an amendment to an amendment. Elsynge's Mem. 53. When through the amendments of the committee, the speaker pauses, and gives time for amendments to be proposed in the house to the body of the bill: as he does also if it has been reported without amendments;