MVB Senate remarks on committees, 8 December 1826
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1826.
The following motion, by Mr. CHAMBERS, was taken up:
"Resolved, That, in the appointment of the standing committees, the Senate will proceed by severally appointing the Chairman of each committee, and then by one ballot for the other members necessary to complete the same; and a majority of the whole number of votes given shall be necessary to the choice of chairman."
A short discussion took place on the expediency of the mode proposed by the resolution, in which the mover and Messrs. JOHNSON, of Kentucky, BENTON, MACON, VAN BUREN, and HOLMES, took part.