[Constitution, Jefferson's Manual, and the Rules of the House of Representatives, 111th Congress]
[111st Congress]
[House Document 110-162]
[Provisions of the Legislative Reorganization Act]
[Pages 991-992]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office, www.gpo.gov]


 
                                Rule XXIX


                           general provisions


[[Page 992]]

cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not 
inconsistent with the Rules and orders 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
2. In these rules words importing one gender include the other as well. ======================================================================== [[Page 993]] 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 HOUSE OFFICES ======================================================================== EARLY ORGANIZATION OF THE HOUSE