Congressional Edition Volume 7122

Congressional Edition Volume 7122

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...which would be better avoided? Perhaps the last is the least inconvenience, inasmuch as the Speaker, by confining the discussion rigorously to the amendment only, may prevent their going into the main question; and inasmuch, also, as so great a proportion of the cases in which the previous question is called for are fair and proper subjects of public discussion, and ought not to be obstructed by a formality introduced for questions of a peculiar character. SEC. XXXV. AMENDMENTS.1 On an amendment being moved, a member who has spoken to the main question may speak again to the amendment. Scab., 23, If an amendment be proposed inconsistent with one already agreed to, it is a fit ground for its rejection by the House, but not within the competence of the Speaker to suppress as if it were against order. For were he permitted to draw questions of consistence within the vortex of order, he might usurp a negative on important modifications, and suppress, instead of subserve, the legislative will. Amendments may be made so as totally to alter the nature of the proposition; and it is a way of getting rid of a proposition by making it bear a sense different from what it 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," etc. 1 Grey, 190, 192. If it be proposed to amend by leaving out certain words, it may be moved, as an amendment to this amendment, to i (note.--See Senate Rules XVI and XVII. leave out a part of the words of the amendment, which is equivalent to leaving them in the bill. 2 Hats., 80, 9. The parliamentary question is, always, whether the words shall stand part of the bill. When it is proposed to amend by...
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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 290g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236802365
  • 9781236802361