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§ 261. “And the Senate Rejects.”

The next step in the history of a possible deadlock is that the Senate rejects or fails to pass the proposed law, or passes it with amendments to which the House of Representatives will not agree. If it is not a Bill imposing taxation or appropriating revenue or money for the ordinary annual services of the Government, the Senate may of course amend it. If it is such a Bill, the Senate may not amend, but may return it to the House of Representatives, with a message suggesting the omission or amendment of any items or provisions therein. If the Senate rejects the Bill absolutely, or if its amendments or suggestions are not accepted by the House, and the Senate refuses to pass the Bill without the acceptance of its amendments or the adoption of its suggestions by the House, the Bill is lost.

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