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79TH CONG. , 2D SESS.-CH. 753-AUG. 2 ,1946 "RILE XVI "AMENDMENTS TO APPROPRIATION BIITLL "1. All general appropriation bills shall be referred to the Com- mittee on Appropriations, and no amendments shall be received to any general appropriation bill the effect of which will be to increase an appropriation already contained in the bill, or to add a new item of appropriation, unless it be made to carry out the provisions of some existing law, or treaty stipulation, or Act, or resolution pre- viously passed by the Senate during that session; or unless the same be moved by direction of a standing or select committee of the Senate, or proposed in pursuance of an estimate submitted in accordance with law. "2. The Committee on Appropriations shall not report an appro- priation bill containing amendments proposing new or general legis- lation or any restriction on the expenditure of the funds appropriated which proposes a limitation not authorized by law if such restriction is to take effect or cease to be effective upon the happening of a contingency, and if an appropriation bill is reported to the Senate containing amendments proposing new or general legislation or any such restriction, a point of order may be made against the bill, and if the point is sustained, the bill shall be recommitted to the Committee on Appropriations. "3. All amendments to general appropriation bills moved by direc- tion of a standing or select committee of the Senate, proposing to increase an appropriation already contained in the bill, or to add new items of appropriation, shall, at least one day before they are considered, be referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and when actually proposed to the bill no amendment proposing to increase the amount stated in such amendment shall be received; in like man- ner, amendments proposing new items of appropriation to river and harbor bills, establishing post roads, or proposing new post roads. shall, before being considered, be referred to the Committee on Public Works. "4. No amendment which proposes general legislation shall be received to any general appropriation bill, nor shall any amendment not germane or relevant to the subject matter contained in the bill be received; nor shall any amendment to any item or clause of such bill be received which does not directly relate thereto; nor shall any restriction on the expenditure of the funds appropriated which pro- poses a limitation not authorized by law be received if such restriction is to take effect or cease to be effective upon the happening of a con- tingency; and all questions of relevancy of amendments under this rule, when raised, shall be submitted to the Senate and be decided without debate; and any such amendment or restriction to a general appropriation bill may be laid on the table without prejudice to the bfil. "5. No amendment, the object of which is to provide for a private claim, shall be received to any general appropriation bill, unless it be to carry out the provisions of an existing law or a treaty stipu- lation, which shall be cited on the face of the amendment. "6. (a) Three members of the following-named committees, to be selected by their respective committees, shall be ex officio members of the Committee on Appropriations, to serve on said committee when the annual appropriation bill making appropriations for the purposes Increase of appro- priation; new items. Amendments pro- posing new legisla- tion, etc. River and harbor bills, post roads, etc. Amendment not rel- evant to subject matter, etc. Submission of ques- tions of relevancy to Senate. Private clim. Ex officio members of Committee on Ap- propriations. 60 STAT.] 821