Congressional Edition Volume 7574

Congressional Edition Volume 7574

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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. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...a new stage in order to permit a repetition of the motion (V, 5709). 5. The hour at which the House adjourns shall be 5 778. Entry of hour entered on the Journal. of adjournment on Thifl rule was adopted m 1837 and amended in 1880 th.Jonrn.I. (V, 6. On the demand of any Member, before the ques 774. Division of tion is put, a question shall be divided the question. if ft mciucie propositions so distinct in substance that one being taken away a substantive proposition shall remain. This rule was first adopted in 1789, and was amended in 1837 (V, 6107). After the question has been put it may not be divided (V, 6162), nor after the yeas and nays have been ordered (V, 6160, 6161). But it may be demanded after the previous question has been ordered (V, 5468, 6149). (Speaker Clark, Apr. 18,1912. For ruling see sec. 725 of Digest.) The principle that there must be at least two substantive propositions in 775. Principles order to justify division is insisted on rigidly (V, 6108goveraing the 6113), as failure to do so produces difficulties (III, 1725). division of the In passing on a demand for division the Chair considers qnestion. only substantive propositions and not the merits of the question presented (V, 6122). It seems to be most proper, also, that the division should depend on grammatical structure rather than on the legislative propositions involved (I, 394; V, 6119). But decisions have been made that a resolution affecting two individuals may be divided, although such division may involve a reconstruction of the text (I, 623; V, 61196121). The better practice seems to be, however, that this reconstruction of the text should be made by the adoption of a substitute amendment of two branches, rather than by interpretation of the...
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  • Paperback | 248 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 449g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236810813
  • 9781236810816