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STANDING RULES, ORDERS, LAWS, AND
RESOLUTIONS AFFECTING THE BUSINESS

OF THE

UNITED STATES SENATE

JEFFERSON'S MANUAL, DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, ARTICLES
OF CONFEDERATION, CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES, ETC.

Prepared by
John P. CODFR and Jack L. SAPP

Under the Direction of
WILLIAM McWHORTER COCHRANE

Staff Director

COMMITTEE ON RULES AND ADMINISTRATION

UNITED STATES SENATE
NINETY-FOURTH CONGRESS

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1978

For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office

Washington, D.C. 20402 - Price $9.20

Stock Number 052–071-00457-2

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COMMITTEE ON RULES AND ADMINISTRATION

HOWARD W. CANNON, Nevada, Chairman
CLAIBORNE PELL, Rhode Island MARK O. HATFIELD, Oregon
ROBERT C. BYRD, West Virginia HCGH SCOTT, Pennsylvania
JAMES B. ALLEN, Alabama

ROBERT P. GRIFFIN, Michigan
HARRISON A. WILLIAMS, New Jersey
DICK CLARK, Iowa

WILLIAM MCWHORTER COCHRANE, Staff Director

CHESTER H. SMITH, Chief Counsel
LARRY E. SMITH, Minority Staff Director
John P. CODER, Professional Staf Member

SENATE RESOLUTION 27 (AN ORIGINAL RESOLUTION REPORTED BY MR. CANNON) IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES,

Agreed to January 27, 1975. Resolved, that the Committee on Rules and Administration be, and it is hereby, directed to prepare a revised edition of the Senate Rules and Manual for the use of the Ninetyfourth Congress, that said Rules and Manual shall be printed as a Senate document, and that two thousand additional copies shall be printed and bound, of which one thousand copies shall be for the use of the Senate, five hundred and fifty copies shall be for the use of the Committee on Rules and Administration, and the remaining four hundred and fifty copies shall be bound in full morocco and tagged as to contents and delivered as may be directed by the committee. Attest:

FRANCIS R. VALEO, Secretary.

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STANDING RULES OF THE SENATE

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Manual
Rule

Section

I. Appointment of a Senator to the Chair...

II. Oaths, etc.......

III. Commencement of daily sessions..

IV. Journal...

V. Quorum-absent Senators may be sent

VI. Presentation of credentials.-

VII. Morning business.....

VIII. Order of business...--..

IX. Order of business (continued).

X. Special orders.....

XI. Objection to reading a paper..

XII. Voting, etc.------

XIII. Reconsideration...

XIV. Bills, joint resolutions, and resolutions.

XV. Bills...

XVI. Amendments to appropriation bills.

XVII. Amendment may be laid on the table without preju-

dice to the bill...

XVIII. Amendments—division of a question...

XIX. Debate..

XX. Questions of order...

XXI. Motions.---------------

XXII. Precedence of motions....

XXIII. Preambles......

XXIV. Appointment of committees...-

XXV. Standing committees -------

XXVI. Reference to committees; motions to discharge,

reports of committees to lie over.

XXVII. Reports of conference committees...-

XXVIII. Messages...-

XXIX. Printing of papers, etc.-----------

XXX. Withdrawal of papers-------

XXXI. Reference of claims adversely reported.

XXXII. Business continued from session to session.

XXXIII. Privilege of the floor---------

XXXIV. Regulation of the Senate Wing of the Capitol..

XXXV. Session with closed doors.----

XXXVI. Executive sessions.-------

XXXVII. Executive session-proceedings on treaties.---

XXXVIII. Executive session-proceedings on nominations...

XXXIX. The President furnished with copies of records of

executive sessions.-------

XL. Suspension and amendment of the rules....

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