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Committees of the Whole House

Committees of the Whole House are composed of all of the members of the House. When the House goes into these committees, the mace is placed under the table, the Speaker leaves the Chamber, and the Chair of the Committee of the Whole, the Deputy Speaker, takes the Speaker's place at the head of the table. The Rules of the House apply, but there is no limit on the number of times a member may speak.