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Riddick's Senate Procedure: Main Page

Named after Senate Parliamentarian Emeritus Floyd M. Riddick, this Senate document contains the contemporary precedents and practices of the Senate. An appendix contains suggested forms for various procedures, e.g., offering motions or filing conference reports. It is updated periodically by the Senate Parliamentarian.

More than ten thousand precedents have been researched, analyzed, and incorporated into the 1992 edition. The 1992 edition contains all current precedents, and related Standing Rules and statutory provisions, through the end of the 101st Congress (1989-1990). Files are available in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) only. More.