[Constitution, Jefferson's Manual, and the Rules of the House of Representatives, 111th Congress]
[House Document 110-162]
[Provisions of the Legislative Reorganization Act]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office, www.gpo.gov]
cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not
inconsistent with the Rules and orders of the House.
2. In these rules words importing one gender include the other as
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), redesignated
as rule XXVIII in the 108th Congress (sec. 2(t), H. Res. 5, Jan. 7,
2003, p. 7), and redesignated as rule XXIX in the 110th Congress (sec.
301, P.L. 110-81). Clause 2 was amended in the 111th Congress when
gender-based references throughout the rules were eliminated (sec. 2(l),
H. Res. 5, Jan. 6, 2009, p. _). The importance of Jefferson's Manual as
an authority in congressional procedure has been discussed (VII, 1029,
1049; VIII, 2501, 2517, 2518, 3330).
LEGISLATIVE REORGANIZATION ACTS
JOINT AND SELECT COMMITTEES
EARLY ORGANIZATION OF THE HOUSE
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