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Adoption / Adopted / Agreed To (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Adoption / Adopted / Agreed To (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Adoption / Adopted / Agreed To     U.S. HOUSE RESOLUTION PRESSES TURKEY TO RETURN STOLEN CHRISTIAN CHURCHES     Adoption / Adopted: Usual parliamentary term for approval of conference report. Under House Rule XI – Procedures of Committees and Unfinished Business, “Each standing committee […]

Appeal the Ruling of the Chair (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Appeal the Ruling of the Chair (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Appeal the Ruling of the Chair The right to appeal from a decision of the Chair on a question of order is derived from the English Parliament and is recognized under clause 5 of House Rule I, which dates from 1789. This right of appeal, […]

Strike / and Insert / from the Record / the Last Word / Expunge (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Strike / and Insert / from the Record / the Last Word / Expunge (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Strike / and Insert / from the Record / the Last Word / Expunge Strike and Insert: Amendment that replaces text in a measure or an amendment. Strike from the Record: Remarks made on the House floor may offend some member, who moves that the […]

Marking Up A Bill / Markup (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Marking Up A Bill / Markup (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Marking Up A Bill / Markup Going through the contents of a piece of legislation in committee or subcommittee to consider its provisions and proposed revisions to the language, and insert new sections and phraseology. If the bill is extensively amended, the committee’s version may […]

Standing Vote / Division Vote (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Standing Vote / Division Vote (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Standing Vote / Division Vote A non-recorded vote used in both the House and Senate. (A standing vote is also called a division vote.) A division vote can be demanded by any member after a voice vote is taken. The chair or presiding officer can […]

Quorum Call (Congressional Glossary)

Quorum Call (Congressional Glossary)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Quorum Call A call of the roll to establish whether a quorum is present — 218 in the House and 100 in the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union; a quorum in the Senate is 51. If any senator “suggests […]

Clean Bill (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Clean Bill (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Clean Bill If a committee has approved extensive amendments, the committee may decide to report the original bill with one “amendment in the nature of a substitute” consisting of all the amendments previously adopted, or may introduce and report a new bill incorporating those amendments, […]

Union Calendar (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Union Calendar (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Union Calendar photo credit: Gonmi Bills that directly or indirectly appropriate money or raise revenue are placed on this House calendar according to the date they are reported from committee. The Constitution specifies that all bills for raising revenue originate in the House (Article I, […]

Nongermane Amendment (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Nongermane Amendment (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Nongermane Amendment photo credit: bfelice An amendment that would add new and different subject matter to, or may be irrelevant to, the bill or other measure it seeks to amend. Senate rules permit nongermane amendments in all but a few specific circumstances. The amending process […]