[Constitution, Jefferson's Manual, and the Rules of the House of Representatives, 115th Congress]
[House Document 114-192]
[Jeffersons Manual of ParliamentaryPractice]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office, www.gpo.gov]
sec. vii--call of the house
They rise that their persons may be recognized; the voice, in such a
crowd, being an insufficient verification of their presence. But in so
small a body as the Senate of the United States, the trouble of rising
cannot be necessary.
Orders for calls on different days may subsist at the same time. 2
electronic device (clause 2(a) of rule XX). Clause 5(c) of rule XX
permits the House to operate with a ``provisional quorum'' where the
House is without a quorum due to catastrophic circumstances.
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Rule XX, which provides for a call of the House, does not require
Members to rise on answering, and quorum calls are normally conducted by
Sec. 311. Parliamentary rules for call of the House.
call of the House, each person rises up as he is called, and answereth;
the absentees are then only noted, but no excuse to be made till the
House be fully called over. Then the absentees are called a second time,
and if still absent, excuses are to be heard. Ord. House of Commons, 92.