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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the case, who shall report without delay whether or not copies shall be left on file, but original papers shall not be withdrawn in any case where an adverse report has been made; and whenever the report is adverse, the same shall be in writing, and ordered to be printed.-December 18,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.



1. In every case of an amendment of a bill agreed to in one bouse and dissented to in the other, if either house shall request a conference, and appoint a committee for that purpose, and the other house shall also appoint a committee to confer, such committee shall, at a convenient hour, to be agreed upon by their chairman, meet in the conference chamber, and state to each other, verbally or in writing, as either shall choose, the reasons of their respective houses for and against the amendment, and confer freely thereon.-November 13, 1794.

2. When a message shall be sent from the Senate to the House of Representatives, it shall be announced at the door of the House by the Doorkeeper, and shall be respectfully communicated to the Chair by the person by whom it may be sent.—November 13, 1794.

3. The same ceremony shall be observed when a message shall be sent from the House of Representatives to the Senate.—November 13, 1794.

4. Messages shall be sent by such persons as a sense of propriety in each house may determine to be proper.-November 13, 1794.

5. While bills are on their passage between the two houses, they shall be on paper, and under the signature of the Secretary or Clerk of each house, respectively.-- November 13, 1794.

6. After a bill shall have passed both houses, it shall be duly enrolled on parchment by the Clerk of the House of Representatives, or the Secretary of the Senate, as the bill may have originated in the one or the other house, before it shall be presented to the President of the United States.--November 13, 1794.

7. When bills are enrolled, they shall be examined by a joint committee of two from the Senate and two from the House of Representatives, appointed as a standing committee for that purpose, who

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shall carefully compare the enrollment with the engrossed bills as passed in the two houses, and, correcting any errors that may be discovered in the enrolled bills, make their report forthwith to their respective houses.—November 13, 1794, and February 1, 1827.

8. After examination and report, each bill shall be signed in the respective houses, first by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, then by the President of the Senate.-Norember 13, 1794.

9. After a bill shall have been thus signed in each house, it shall be presented, by the said committee, to the President of the United States, for his approbation (it being first indorsed on the back of the roll, certifying in which house the same originated; which indorsement shall be signed by the Secretary or Clerk, as the case may be, of the house in which the same did originate), and shall be entered on the journal of each house. The said committee shall report the day of presentation to the President; which time shall also be carefully entered on the journal of each house.-November 13, 1794.

10. All orders, resolutions, and votes which are to be presented to the President of the United States for his approbation, shall also, in the same manner, be previously enrolled, examined, and signed; and shall be presented in the same manner, and by the same committee, as provided in cases of bills.—November 13, 1794.

. 11. When the Senate and House of Representatives shall judge it proper to make a joint address to the President, it shall be presented to him in his audience chamber by the President of the Senate, in the presence of the Speaker and both houses.-November 13, 1794.

12. When a bill or resolution which shall have passed in one house is rejected in the other, notice thereof shall be given to the house in which the same shall have passed.—June 10, 1790.

13. When a bill or resolution which has been passed in one house shall be rejected in the other, it shall not be brought in during the same session, without a notice of ten days and leave of two-thirds of that house in which it shall be renewed.---June 10, 17 90.

14. Each house shall transmit to the other all papers on which any bill or resolution shall be founded.—June 10, 1790.

15. After each house shall have adhered to their disagreement, a bill or resolution shall be lost.—June 10, 1790.

16. No bill that shall have passed one house shall be sent for concurrence to the other on either of the three last days of the session.-January 30, 1822.

17. No bill or resolution that shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate shall be presented to the President of the United States, for his approbation, on the last day of the session.January 30, 1822. .

18. When bills which have passed one house are ordered to be printed in the other, a greater number of copies shall not be printed than may be necessary for the use of the house making the order.February 9, 1829.

19. No spirituous or malt liquors, or wines, shall be offered for sale, exhibited or kept within the Capitol, or in any room or build. ing connected therewith, or on the public ground adjacent thereto. And it shall be the duty of the Sergeants-at-Arms of the two houses, under the supervision of the presiding officers thereof, respectively, to enforce the foregoing provisions. And any officer or employé of either house who shall in any manner violate or connive at the violation of this rule shall be dismissed from office.- March 18, 1867.

20. There shall be a joint committee on the library, to consist of three members on the part of the Senate and three on the part of the House of Representatives, to superintend and direct the expenditure of all moneys appropriated for the library, and to perform such other duties as are or may be directed by law.—December 7, 1843.

21. After six days from the commencement of a second or subsequent session of Congress, all bills, resolutions, or reports which originated in either house, and at the close of the next preceding session remained undetermined in either house, shall be resumed and acted on in the same manner as if an adjournment had not taken place.-August 14, 1848.

22. The two houses shall assemble in the hall of the House of Representatives at the hour of 1 o'clock p. m. on the second Wednesday in February next succeeding the meeting of the electors of President and Vice-President of the United States, and the President of the Senate shall be their presiding officer; one teller shall be appointed on the part of the Senate, and two on the part of the House of Representatives, to whom shall be handed, as they are opened by the President of the Senate, the certificates of the elect

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