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145. No standing rule or order of the House shall be rescinded or changed without one day's notice being given of the motion therefor-November 13, 1794; nor shall any rule be suspended, except by a vote of at least two-thirds of the members present-March 13, 1822; nor shall the order of business, as established by the rules, be postponed or changed, except by a vote of at least two-thirds of the members present; nor shall the Speaker entertain a motion to suspend the rules, except during the last six days of the session, and on Monday of every week at the expiration of one hour after the journal is read-April 26, 1828, and June 22, 1874-unless the call of States and Territories for bills on leave and resolutions has been earlier concluded, when the Speaker may entertain a motion to suspend the rules.-June 8, 1864.
[The only exceptions to this rule are contained in Rule 104, under which a majority may, at any time, suspend the rules for the purpose of going into Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union, and also for closing debate therein; and by Rule 119 to make any of the general appropriation bills a special order.
The words "at the expiration of one hour after the journal is read" were inserted March 16, 1860, so as to enable the House, on Mondays, to receive reports, bills on leave, and resolutions, as provided for in Rules 51 and 130, without interruption.]
146. All elections of officers of the House, including the Speaker, shall be conducted in accordance with these rules, so far as the same are applicable; and, pending the election of a Speaker, the Clerk shall preserve order and decorum, and shall decide all questions of order that may arise, subject to appeal to the House.— March 19, 1860.
147. These rules shall be the rules of the House of Representatives of the present and succeeding Congresses unless otherwise ordered.-March 19, 1860.
148. An additional standing committee shall be appointed at the commencement of each Congress, whose duties shall continue until the first session of the ensuing Congress, to consist of seven members, to be entitled a "Committee on Coinage, Weights, and Measures"; and to this committee shall be referred all bills, resolutions, and communications to the House upon that subject.-January 21, 1864; March 2, 1867.
149. The names of members not voting on any call of the ayes and noes shall be recorded in the journal immediately after those
voting in the affirmative and negative, and the same record shall be made in the Congressional Globe.-June 8, 1864.
150. It shall be the duty of the Committee on the Pacific Railroad to take into consideration all such petitions and matters or things relative to railroads or telegraph-lines between the Mississippi Valley and the Pacific Coast as shall be presented or shall come in question, and be referred to them by the House, and to report their opinion thereon, together with such propositions relative thereto as to them shall seem expedient.-March 2, 1865.
151. It shall be the duty of the Committee of Ways and Means to take into consideration all reports of the Treasury Department, and such other propositions relative to raising revenue and providing ways and means for the support of the government as shall be presented or shall come in question, and be referred to them by the House, and to report their opinion thereon by bill or otherwise, as to them shall seem expedient; and said committee shall have leave to report for commitment at any time.-March 2, 1865.
152. It shall be the duty of the Committee on Banking and Currency to take into consideration all propositions relative to banking and the currency as shall be presented or shall come in question, and be referred to them by the House, and to report thereon by bill or otherwise.-March 2, 1865.
153. It shall be the duty of the Committee on Mines and Mining to consider all subjects relating to mines and mining that may be referred to them, and to report their opinion thereon, together with such propositions relative thereto as may seem to them expedient.December 19, 1865.
154. The allowance of stationery to each member and delegate shall be of the value of seventy-five dollars for a long session, and forty-five dollars for a short session of Congress.-December 19, 1865.
[This rule is inoperative, as by act of February 12, 1868, the allowance for stationery and newspapers is fixed at one hundred and twenty-five dollars for each session.]
155. The hall of the House shall not be used for any other purpose than the legitimate business of the House, nor shall the Speaker entertain any proposition to use it for any other purpose, or for the suspension of this rule: Provided, That this shall not interfere with the performance of divine service therein, under the
direction of the Speaker, or with the use of the same for caucus meetings of the members, or upon occasions where the House may, by resolution, agree to take part in any ceremonies to be observed therein.-January 31, 1866.
156. [The Committee on Freedmen's Affairs having been abolished December 15, 1875 (see H. R. Journal 1, 44, p. 70), this rule was thereby rescinded. Inasmuch as the number of the rule was retained in "Barclay's Digest," and in the absence of instruction or direction by the House, the journal-clerk did not feel warranted in dropping it.]
157. When an act has been approved by the President, the usual number of copies shall be printed for the use of the House.-March 15, 1867.
158. Messages from the Senate and the President of the United States, giving notice of bills passed or approved, shall be reported forthwith from the Clerk's desk.-March 15, 1867.
159. Estimates of appropriations, and all other communications from the executive departments, intended for the consideration of any of the committees of the House, shall be addressed to the Speaker and by him submitted to the House for reference.-March 15, 1867.
160. There shall be appointed at each Congress a Committee on Education and Labor, to consist of nine members, to whom shall be referred all petitions, bills, reports, and resolutions on those subjects, and who shall from time to time report thereon.-March 21, 1867.
161. Pending a motion to suspend the rules, the Speaker may entertain one motion that the House do now adjourn; but after the result thereon is announced he shall not entertain any other dilatory motion till the vote is taken on suspension.-February 25, 1868.
162. The Speaker shall appoint from among the Delegates from the Territories one additional member of the Committee on the Territories, one additional member of the Committee on Indian Affairs, one additional member of the Committee on Mines and Mining, and one additional member of the Committee on the Public Lands; but the said Delegates, in their respective committees, shall have the same privileges only as in the House.-December 13, 1871; March 29, 1876.
163. Whenever the seats of members shall have been drawn, no proposition shall be in order for a second drawing during the same Congress.-February 8, 1872.
164. All motions to withdraw papers from the files of the House shall be referred to the committee which last considered the case, who shall report without delay whether or not copies shall be left on file, but original papers shall not be withdrawn in any case where an adverse report has been made; and whenever the report is adverse, the same shall be in writing, and ordered to be printed.December 18, 1873.
165. The appointment and removal of the official reporters of the House, including stenographers of committees, shall be vested in the Speaker; and, in addition to their other duties, the reporters of the House proceedings and debates shall prepare and furnish for publication a list of the memorials, petitions, and other papers, with their reference, each day presented under the rule.-January 15, 1874, and June 22, 1874.
166. No person shall be allowed to enter the room over the hall of the House when the House is in session. The Clerk of the House is charged with the enforcement of this order.-June 17, 1876.