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Section 8:

QUESTIONS BY THE PRESIDENT.

Section 1:

General Question. What are the terms of reference of the investigative committee, and what powers are conferred upon it?

Sec. 2:

Members. Are the majority of the members of the Senate to be those upon whom the President will rely for this investigation?

Sec. 3:

Appropriation. What portion of the appropriation is intended to be spent for the purpose of the investigation?

Sec. 4:

The Speaker of the House of Representatives. Where the House is not in session when the investigation begins, what portion of the house shall be called upon to sit as a committee of the whole?

Sec. 5:

The President. What branch of the Government shall be informed of the pending investigation?

Sec. 6:

The Attorney General. When are the members of the Senate or House to be questioned?

Sec. 7:

Examination of witnesses and depositions. When are the depositions to be taken?

Sec. 8:

The presiding officer. When shall he preside over the hearing?

MR. SPEAKER. The question is on the motion made by the Senator from Vermont.

Mr. GARRISON. Under the order of the day, the following question is to be considered, and on the motion of the Senator from Vermont, the question shall be ordered under section 2 of the rule for the first reading of the bill:

Section 1. Shall the terms of reference of the investigative committee be restricted to the subject of section 1 of section 2 of article II, section 4 of article V, section 4, paragraph 2 of section 5 of article VI, section 8 of article VIII, section 3 of article X, section 2 of article XVI, or section 1 of article XVIII, and shall the members of the investigative committee, which shall be composed of three members selected by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, be designated by him?

A supplementary question as to the amount of the appropriation being requested for the investigation shall be put by the Senator from Minnesota.

The Chairman of the Joint Committee of Appropriation of the Congress of the United States, shall report the amount requested and the sums proposed to be appropriated on or before February 14, 1897, with a statement of the additional appropriation, and the committee, if not in session, may then begin the work for the adjustment of its accounts, provided that a majority of each house be present at the opening and reading of the bill.

MR. MILAR. I desire to make a short observation in reference to the proposition made by the Senator from Delaware (Mr. Herbert). I do not think the motion that it is enough that there should be an investigation of the affairs of the Senate should be settled by simply a reading of the bill. Let us ask the Committee for their opinion as to whether such a question ought to be adopted. If it is adopted, it will only continue the irregularity and indecorum that has been the result of its being one of the first articles passed by the Congress, instead of its having passed the latter part of the present session of Congress. If it should be adopted, it will give a direct and direct temptation to the members of the Senate to become guilty of a violation of the Constitution which we are prohibited from doing and which was designed to protect us, and that it should be easy to accomplish if adopted. The whole investigation should be deferred to the Conference Committee, and should be held before the end of the session of the Congress of the United States. The report of the Committee should be considered as the final report to the Senate. I shall be pleased to make a short observation as to the report. In reading the report in the report, it ought to be distinctly stated that it is the report of the Commission, and that the particular resolutions referred to in that report do not contemplate any investigation of the affairs of the Senate, but merely provide that the report shall be given to the Senate. As to the appropriation, the Committee should find out whether there is sufficient appropriation to carry out the investigation, if any appropriation were forthcoming; whether it is lawful to make expenditures for the purpose contemplated by the resolution; if not, they ought to refer the matter to the House, as in case of a bill or otherwise in order to remove from the Senate the temptation to violate the Constitution. If no appropriation is forthcoming, it ought to be made, under proper authorization, out of the tax fund; and if under proper authorization, it ought to be carried out. As to the report as to the administration of the Commission, I think that this is a matter that ought to be placed in the hands of the Subcommittee on Privileges and Elections, and that I want to give an opinion as to what their methods ought to be. I know that the gentleman from Pennsylvania (Mr. Harlan) has seen this report,

David Cameron, the British prime minister, said on Sunday that Britons are prepared to pick up the tab for some migrants for the first year they are in the country in a test case to see if the government’s net migration target can be met.

I don’t want to say how many, I just want to make absolutely certain that if we achieve our target of less than 100,000, that if we can achieve it, that people can come to Britain and go to school, that they can go to the workplace and contribute, that they can work their way into the country,” Cameron said in an interview with ITV.

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