How to use Committee of the whole in a sentence
Wilberforce's first motion for a committee of the whole House upon the question was made on the 19th of March 1789, and this committee proceeded to business on the 12th of May of the same year.
Speeches are limited to one hour, and may be confined in committee of the whole house to five minutes.
The financial bills are discussed, as fully as the pressure of work permits, in committee of the whole House.
The committee of ways and means (also a committee of the whole House) votes the supplies when granted and originates all taxes.
On the first resolution only there was a definite vote; on the 19th of June it was voted to postpone the consideration of this resolution and to report the resolutions (the Virginia plan) formerly agreed upon by the committee of the whole.Advertisement
Other formal resolutions were also agreed to, and on the 31st of March Sir Samuel Griffith, as chairman of the committee on constitutional machinery, brought up a draft Constitution Bill, which was carefully considered by the convention in committee of the whole and adopted on the 9th of April, when the convention was formally dissolved.