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Adoption / Adopted / Agreed To



Adoption / Adopted: Usual parliamentary term for approval of conference report. Under House Rule XI – Procedures of Committees and Unfinished Business, “Each standing committee shall adopt written rules governing its procedure.” Under Senate Rule XXVI – Committee Procedure, “Each committee shall adopt rules (not inconsistent with the Rules of the Senate) governing the procedure of such committee.”

Agreed To: Usual parliamentary term for approval of motions, amendments, and simple and concurrent resolutions. An amendment may be agreed to or rejected by a voice, division, or roll-call vote.


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