[Constitution, Jefferson's Manual, and the Rules of the House of Representatives, 109th Congress]
[House Document 108-241]
[Rules of the House of Representatives]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office, www.gpo.gov]
2. In these rules words importing the masculine gender include the
feminine as well.
Clause 1 was adopted in 1837 (V, 6757), and amended January 3, 1953,
p. 24, when it was also renumbered. When the House recodified its rules
in the 106th Congress, clause 1 was transferred from former rule XLII
and was modified to reference all provisions of law comprising House
rules at the end of the previous Congress (a compilation of which is
included in Sec. Sec. 1127-1130, infra); and clause 2 was added (H. Res.
5, Jan. 6, 1999, p. 47). This rule was redesignated as rule XXVII in the
107th Congress (sec. 2(s), H. Res. 5, Jan. 3, 2001, p. 24) and
redesignated as rule XXVIII in the 108th Congress (sec. 2(t), H. Res. 5,
Jan. 7, 2003, p. ----). Discussion of the importance of Jefferson's
Manual as an authority in congressional procedure (VII, 1029, 1049;
VIII, 2501, 2517, 2518, 3330).
Sec. 1105. Relations of Jefferson's Manual and Legislative
Reorganization Act of 1946 to the Rules of the House.
1. The provisions
of law that constituted the Rules of the House at the end of the
previous Congress shall govern the House in all cases to which they are
applicable, and the rules of parliamentary practice comprised by
Jefferson's Manual shall govern the House in all cases to which they are
applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with the Rules and
orders of the House.