Committee of the Whole
One thing people find easy to criticize about parliamentary procedure is its often pretentious nature and nowhere is that more evident that with the rules about committee of the whole and its first cousin, quasi committee of the whole. In fact, it becomes hard to explain while keeping a straight face because, in this instance, common sense and normal communication seems to go out the window in favor of pomp and circumstance. That being said, it’s still useful to understand what these motions are trying to accomplish.
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