Capitol Question: A Sufficient Number Having Arisen

Before a vote, why does the chair say, “A sufficient number having arisen....” What does that mean? One fifth of the House (85 members) must vote for Yeas and Nays, 44 members for recorded votes. Automatic votes require no second.

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Capitol Question: A Sufficient Number Having Arisen

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155718-1
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 20, 2000 | 4:21pm EST | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Apr 10, 2000 | 3:51pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Mar 20, 2000 | 4:21pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 28, 2000 | 12:53pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 28, 2000 | 5:48pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 03, 2000 | 2:05pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 04, 2000 | 9:57am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 04, 2000 | 7:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 06, 2000 | 5:55pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 10, 2000 | 3:51pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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