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    Representative Bob Goodlatte

    From: VA District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-09

    GOODLATTE. Mr. Speaker, this morning, for the third time in the history of the House of Representatives, we will read aloud on the floor of the House the full text of the United States Constitution. ...



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    Representative John A. Boehner

    From: OH District 8

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-09

    BOEHNER. ``We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general welfare, and...



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    Representative Kevin McCarthy

    From: CA District 23

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-09

    McCARTHY. Section 2: ``The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second year by the people of the several States, and the electors in each State shall have the qualifications...



    A picture of Representative Steny H. Hoyer

    Representative Steny H. Hoyer

    From: MD District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-09

    HOYER. ``No person shall be a Representative who shall not have attained to the age of twenty-five years, and been seven years a citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an inhabitant...



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    Representative Steve Scalise

    From: LA District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-09

    SCALISE. ``The number of Representatives shall not exceed one for every thirty-thousand, but each State shall have at least one Representative; and until such enumeration shall be made, the State of...



    A picture of Representative Steve Cohen

    Representative Steve Cohen

    From: TN District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-09

    COHEN. ``When vacancies happen in the representation from any State, the executive authority thereof shall issue writs of election to fill such vacancies. ``The House of Representatives shall chuse...



    A picture of Representative Joe Wilson

    Representative Joe Wilson

    From: SC District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-09

    WILSON of South Carolina. Section 3: ``The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, for six years; and each Senator shall have one vote. ``Immediately after they...



    A picture of Representative John Garamendi

    Representative John Garamendi

    From: CA District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-09

    GARAMENDI. ``The seats of the Senators of the first class shall be vacated at the expiration of the second year, of the second class at the expiration of the fourth year, and of the third class at the...



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    Representative Virginia Foxx

    From: NC District 5

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-09

    FOXX. ``No person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained to the age of thirty years, and been nine years a citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an inhabitant of that...



    A picture of Representative Theodore E. Deutch

    Representative Theodore E. Deutch

    From: FL District 21

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-09

    DEUTCH. ``The Vice President of the United States shall be President of the Senate, but shall have no vote, unless they be equally divided. ``The Senate shall chuse their other officers, and also a...



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    Representative Charles J. "Chuck" Fleischmann

    From: TN District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-09

    FLEISCHMANN. ``The Senate shall have the sole power to try all impeachments. When sitting for that purpose, they shall be on oath or affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the...



    A picture of Representative Debbie Dingell

    Representative Debbie Dingell

    From: MI District 12

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-09

    DINGELL. ``Judgment in cases of impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust or profit under the United States:...



    A picture of Representative Tom Marino

    Representative Tom Marino

    From: PA District 10

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-09

    MARINO. Section 4: ``The times, places and manner of holding elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the legislature thereof; but the Congress may at any time...



    A picture of Representative Joyce Beatty

    Representative Joyce Beatty

    From: OH District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-09

    BEATTY. Section 5: ``Each House shall be the judge of the elections, returns and qualifications of its own Members, and a majority of each shall constitute a quorum to do business; but a smaller number...



    A picture of Representative Ryan A. Costello

    Representative Ryan A. Costello

    From: PA District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-09

    COSTELLO of Pennsylvania. ``Each House may determine the rules of its proceedings, punish its Members for disorderly behaviour, and, with the concurrence of two thirds, expel a Member.'' Mr. GOODLATTE....



    A picture of Representative Earl Blumenauer

    Representative Earl Blumenauer

    From: OR District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-09

    BLUMENAUER. ``Each House shall keep a Journal of its proceedings, and from time to time publish the same, excepting such parts as may in their judgment require secrecy; and the yeas and nays of the Members...



    A picture of Representative Brad R. Wenstrup

    Representative Brad R. Wenstrup

    From: OH District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-09

    WENSTRUP. ``Neither House, during the session of Congress, shall, without the consent of the other, adjourn for more than three days, nor to any other place than that in which the two Houses shall be...



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    Representative Robert C. "Bobby" Scott

    From: VA District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-09

    SCOTT of Virginia. Section 6: ``The Senators and Representatives shall receive a compensation for their services, to be ascertained by law, and paid out of the Treasury of the United States. They shall...



    A picture of Representative Robert E. Latta

    Representative Robert E. Latta

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    Date: 2015-01-09

    LATTA. ``No Senator or Representative shall, during the time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil office under the authority of the United States, which shall have been created, or the...



    A picture of Representative Suzanne Bonamici

    Representative Suzanne Bonamici

    From: OR District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-09

    BONAMICI. Section 7: ``All bills for raising revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with amendments as on other bills.'' Mr. GOODLATTE. I now...



    A picture of Representative Brett Guthrie

    Representative Brett Guthrie

    From: KY District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-09

    GUTHRIE. ``Every bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall, before it become a law, be presented to the President of the United States: if he approve he shall sign...



    A picture of Representative Timothy J. Walz

    Representative Timothy J. Walz

    From: MN District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-09

    WALZ. ``If after such reconsideration two thirds of that House shall agree to pass the bill, it shall be sent, together with the objections, to the other House, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered,...



    A picture of Representative J. French Hill

    Representative J. French Hill

    From: AR District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-09

    HILL. ``But in all such cases the votes of both Houses shall be determined by yeas and nays, and the names of the persons voting for and against the bill shall be entered on the Journal of each House...



    A picture of Representative Bill Pascrell Jr.

    Representative Bill Pascrell Jr.

    From: NJ District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-09

    PASCRELL. ``If any bill shall not be returned by the President within ten days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been presented to him, the same shall be a law, in like manner as if he had signed...



    A picture of Representative Dan Benishek

    Representative Dan Benishek

    From: MI District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-09

    BENISHEK. ``Every order, resolution, or vote to which the concurrence of the Senate and House of Representatives may be necessary (except on a question of adjournment) shall be presented to the President...



    A picture of Representative Marcy Kaptur

    Representative Marcy Kaptur

    From: OH District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-09

    KAPTUR. Section 8: ``The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises, to pay the debts and provide for the common defence and general welfare of the United States;...



    A picture of Representative Jeb Hensarling

    Representative Jeb Hensarling

    From: TX District 5

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-09

    HENSARLING. ``. . . to borrow money on the credit of the United States; ``To regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes; ``To establish an uniform...



    A picture of Representative Gerald E. Connolly

    Representative Gerald E. Connolly

    From: VA District 11

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-09

    CONNOLLY. ``. . . to coin money, regulate the value thereof, and of foreign coin, and fix the standard of weights and measures; ``To provide for the punishment of counterfeiting the securities and current...



    A picture of Representative Leonard Lance

    Representative Leonard Lance

    From: NJ District 7

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-09

    LANCE. ``. . . to promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries; . . .'' Mr....



    A picture of Representative Tulsi Gabbard

    Representative Tulsi Gabbard

    From: HI District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-09

    GABBARD. ``. . . to constitute tribunals inferior to the supreme Court; ``To define and punish piracies and felonies committed on the high seas, and offences against the law of nations; . . .'' Mr....



    A picture of Representative Rick W. Allen

    Representative Rick W. Allen

    From: GA District 12

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-09

    ALLEN. ``. . . to declare war, grant letters of marque and reprisal, and make rules concerning captures on land and water; ``To raise and support armies, but no appropriation of money to that use shall...



    A picture of Representative Gwen Graham

    Representative Gwen Graham

    From: FL District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-09

    GRAHAM. ``. . . to provide and maintain a navy; ``To make rules for the government and regulation of the land and naval forces; ``To provide for calling forth the militia to execute the laws of the...



    A picture of Representative Dan Newhouse

    Representative Dan Newhouse

    From: WA District 4

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-09

    NEWHOUSE. ``. . . to provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the militia, and for governing such part of them as may be employed in the service of the United States, reserving to the States...



    A picture of Representative José E. Serrano

    Representative José E. Serrano

    From: NY District 15

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-09

    SERRANO. ``. . . to exercise exclusive legislation in all cases whatsoever, over such district (not exceeding ten miles square) as may, by cession of particular States, and the acceptance of Congress,...



    A picture of Representative Adrian Smith

    Representative Adrian Smith

    From: NE District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-09

    SMITH of Nebraska. ``. . . and to make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the foregoing powers, and all other powers vested by this Constitution in the Government...



    A picture of Representative Gene Green

    Representative Gene Green

    From: TX District 29

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-09

    GREEN of Texas. ``The privilege of the writ of habeas corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in cases of rebellion or invasion the public safety may require it. ``No bill of attainder or ex post...



    A picture of Representative Stevan Pearce

    Representative Stevan Pearce

    From: NM District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-09

    PEARCE. ``No preference shall be given by any regulation of commerce or revenue to the ports of one State over those of another; nor shall vessels bound to, or from, one State, be obliged to enter, clear,...



    A picture of Representative Brenda L. Lawrence

    Representative Brenda L. Lawrence

    From: MI District 14

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-09

    LAWRENCE. ``No title of nobility shall be granted by the United States: and no person holding any office of profit or trust under them, shall, without the consent of the Congress, accept of any present,...



    A picture of Representative Bradley Byrne

    Representative Bradley Byrne

    From: AL District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-09

    BYRNE. ``No State shall, without the consent of the Congress, lay any imposts or duties on imports or exports, except what may be absolutely necessary for executing its inspection laws: and the net produce...



    A picture of Representative Robin L. Kelly

    Representative Robin L. Kelly

    From: IL District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-09

    KELLY of Illinois. Article II, section 1: ``The executive power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America. He shall hold his office during the term of four years, and, together...



    A picture of Representative J. Randy Forbes

    Representative J. Randy Forbes

    From: VA District 4

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-09

    FORBES. ``The Congress may determine the time of chusing the electors, and the day on which they shall give their votes; which day shall be the same throughout the United States. ``No person except...



    A picture of Representative Mark Takano

    Representative Mark Takano

    From: CA District 41

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-09

    TAKANO. ``The President shall, at stated times, receive for his services, a compensation, which shall neither be increased nor diminished during the period for which he shall have been elected, and he...



    A picture of Representative Erik Paulsen

    Representative Erik Paulsen

    From: MN District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-09

    PAULSEN. Section 2: ``The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the militia of the several States, when called into the actual service of the United...



    A picture of Representative Lois Capps

    Representative Lois Capps

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    Date: 2015-01-09

    CAPPS. ``He shall have power, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to make treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the advice...



    A picture of Representative Keith J. Rothfus

    Representative Keith J. Rothfus

    From: PA District 12

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-09

    ROTHFUS. ``. . . but the Congress may by law vest the appointment of such inferior officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the courts of law, or in the heads of departments. ``The...



    A picture of Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham

    Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham

    From: NM District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-09

    LUJAN GRISHAM of New Mexico. Section 3: ``He shall from time to time give the Congress information of the State of [[Page H164]] the Union, and recommend to their consideration such measures as he...



    A picture of Representative David P. Roe

    Representative David P. Roe

    From: TN District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-09

    ROE of Tennessee. ``. . . he shall receive ambassadors and other public ministers; he shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed, and shall commission all the officers of the United States.'' ...



    A picture of Representative Jerrold Nadler

    Representative Jerrold Nadler

    From: NY District 10

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-09

    NADLER. Article III, section 1: ``The judicial power of the United States shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish....



    A picture of Representative Mike Bishop

    Representative Mike Bishop

    From: MI District 8

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-09

    BISHOP of Michigan. Section 2: ``The judicial power shall extend to all cases, in law and equity, arising under this Constitution, the laws of the United States, and treaties made, or which shall be...



    A picture of Representative Ann Kirkpatrick

    Representative Ann Kirkpatrick

    From: AZ District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-09

    KIRKPATRICK. ``. . . to controversies to which the United States shall be a party;--to controversies between two or more States,-- between citizens of different States,--between citizens of the same State...



    A picture of Representative Scott Perry

    Representative Scott Perry

    From: PA District 4

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-09

    PERRY. ``In all cases affecting ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls, and those in which a State shall be party, the supreme Court shall have original jurisdiction. In all other cases before...



    A picture of Representative Paul Tonko

    Representative Paul Tonko

    From: NY District 20

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-09

    TONKO. ``The trial of all crimes, except in cases of impeachment, shall be by jury; and such trial shall be held in the State where the said crimes shall have been committed; but when not committed within...



    A picture of Representative Diane Black

    Representative Diane Black

    From: TN District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-09

    BLACK. Section 3: ``Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort. No person shall be convicted of...



    A picture of Representative Jim Costa

    Representative Jim Costa

    From: CA District 16

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-09

    COSTA. ``The Congress shall have power to declare the punishment of treason, but no attainder of treason shall work corruption of blood, or forfeiture except during the life of the person attainted.'' ...



    A picture of Representative Robert Hurt

    Representative Robert Hurt

    From: VA District 5

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-09

    HURT of Virginia. Article IV, section 1: ``Full faith and credit shall be given in each State to the public acts, records, and judicial proceedings of every other State. And the Congress may by general...



    A picture of Representative Kathy Castor

    Representative Kathy Castor

    From: FL District 14

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-09

    CASTOR of Florida. Section 2: ``The citizens of each State shall be entitled to all privileges and immunities of citizens in the several States. ``A person charged in any State with treason, felony,...



    A picture of Representative Tim Walberg

    Representative Tim Walberg

    From: MI District 7

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-09

    WALBERG. Section 3: ``New States may be admitted by the Congress into this Union; but no new State shall be formed or erected within the jurisdiction of any other State; nor any State be formed by...



    A picture of Representative Daniel Lipinski

    Representative Daniel Lipinski

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    Date: 2015-01-09

    LIPINSKI. ``The Congress shall have power to dispose of and make all needful rules and regulations respecting the territory or other property belonging to the United States; and nothing in this Constitution...



    A picture of Representative Lee M. Zeldin

    Representative Lee M. Zeldin

    From: NY District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-09

    ZELDIN. Section 4: ``The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican form of government, and shall protect each of them against invasion; and on application of the legislature,...



    A picture of Representative David Scott

    Representative David Scott

    From: GA District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-09

    SCOTT of Virginia. Section 6: ``The Senators and Representatives shall receive a compensation for their services, to be ascertained by law, and paid out of the Treasury of the United States. They shall...



    A picture of Representative Jody B. Hice

    Representative Jody B. Hice

    From: GA District 10

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-09

    HICE of Georgia. ``. . . or by conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other mode of ratification may be proposed by the Congress; provided that no amendment which may be made prior...



    A picture of Representative Juan Vargas

    Representative Juan Vargas

    From: CA District 51

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-09

    VARGAS. Article VI: ``All debts contracted and engagements entered into, before the adoption of this Constitution, shall be as valid against the United States under this Constitution, as under the...



    A picture of Representative Ralph Lee Abraham

    Representative Ralph Lee Abraham

    From: LA District 5

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-09

    ABRAHAM. ``This Constitution, and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall...



    A picture of Representative Joaquin Castro

    Representative Joaquin Castro

    From: TX District 20

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-09

    CASTRO of Texas. ``The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, [[Page H165]] and the members of the several State legislatures, and all executive and judicial officers, both of the United States...



    A picture of Representative Alan S. Lowenthal

    Representative Alan S. Lowenthal

    From: CA District 47

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-09

    LOWENTHAL. Article VII: ``The ratification of the conventions of nine States, shall be sufficient for the establishment of this Constitution between the States so ratifying the same.'' Mr. GOODLATTE....



    A picture of Representative John R. Moolenaar

    Representative John R. Moolenaar

    From: MI District 4

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-09

    MOOLENAAR. ``Done in convention by the unanimous consent of the States present the seventeenth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven and of the independence...



    A picture of Representative Elizabeth H. Esty

    Representative Elizabeth H. Esty

    From: CT District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-09

    ESTY. George Washington, President and deputy from Virginia. Delaware: George Read, Gunning Bedford, Jr., John Dickinson, Richard Bassett, Jacob Broom. Maryland: James McHenry, Daniel of St Thomas...



    A picture of Representative Greg Walden

    Representative Greg Walden

    From: OR District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-09

    WALDEN. North Carolina: William Blount, Richard Dobbs Spaight, Hugh Williamson. South Carolina: John Rutledge, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, Charles Pinckney, Pierce Butler. Georgia: William Few,...



    A picture of Representative Jerry McNerney

    Representative Jerry McNerney

    From: CA District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-09

    McNERNEY. New Hampshire: John Langdon, Nicholas Gilman. Massachusetts: Nathaniel Gorham, Rufus King. Connecticut: William Samuel Johnson, Roger Sherman. New York: Alexander Hamilton. Mr. GOODLATTE....



    A picture of Representative Martha Roby

    Representative Martha Roby

    From: AL District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-09

    ROBY. New Jersey: William Livingston, David Brearley, William Paterson, Jonathan Dayton. Pennsylvania: Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Mifflin, Robert Morris, George Clymer, Thomas FitzSimons, Jared Ingersoll,...



    A picture of Representative Janice Hahn

    Representative Janice Hahn

    From: CA District 44

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-09

    HAHN. Amendment I: ``Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right...



    A picture of Representative Evan H. Jenkins

    Representative Evan H. Jenkins

    From: WV District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-09

    JENKINS of West Virginia. Amendment II: ``A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.'' Mr. GOODLATTE....



    A picture of Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    From: TX District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-09

    JACKSON LEE. Amendment III: ``No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.'' ...



    A picture of Representative David Rouzer

    Representative David Rouzer

    From: NC District 7

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-09

    ROUZER. Amendment IV: ``The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall...



    A picture of Representative John C. Carney Jr.

    Representative John C. Carney Jr.

    From: DE District 0

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-09

    CARNEY. Amendment V: ``No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval...



    A picture of Representative Trent Franks

    Representative Trent Franks

    From: AZ District 8

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-09

    FRANKS of Arizona. ``. . . nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself,...



    A picture of Representative Tom Emmer

    Representative Tom Emmer

    From: MN District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-09

    EMMER. Amendment VI: ``In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been...



    A picture of Representative Judy Chu

    Representative Judy Chu

    From: CA District 27

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-09

    CHU of California. ``. . . and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor,...



    A picture of Representative Jackie Walorski

    Representative Jackie Walorski

    From: IN District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-09

    WALORSKI. Amendment VII: ``In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise...



    A picture of Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers

    Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers

    From: WA District 5

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-09

    McMORRIS RODGERS. Amendment VIII: ``Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.'' Mr. GOODLATTE. I now yield to the gentleman from...



    A picture of Representative Ed Perlmutter

    Representative Ed Perlmutter

    From: CO District 7

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-09

    PERLMUTTER. Amendment IX: ``The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.'' Mr. GOODLATTE. I now yield to the gentleman...



    A picture of Representative Joseph R. Pitts

    Representative Joseph R. Pitts

    From: PA District 16

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-09

    PITTS. Amendment X: ``The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.'' Mr. GOODLATTE....



    A picture of Representative Lois Frankel

    Representative Lois Frankel

    From: FL District 22

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-09

    FRANKEL of Florida. Amendment XI: ``The judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to extend to any suit in law or equity, commenced or prosecuted against one of the United States by...



    A picture of Representative Bill Flores

    Representative Bill Flores

    From: TX District 17

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-09

    FLORES. Amendment XII: ``The electors shall meet in their respective States and vote by ballot for President and Vice-President, one of whom, at least, shall not be an inhabitant of the same State...



    A picture of Representative Keith Ellison

    Representative Keith Ellison

    From: MN District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-09

    ELLISON. ``. . . and they shall make distinct lists of all persons voted for as President, and of all persons voted for as Vice- President, and of the number of votes for each, which lists they shall...



    A picture of Representative Chris Stewart

    Representative Chris Stewart

    From: UT District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-09

    STEWART. ``. . . the President of the Senate shall, in the presence of the Senate and House of Representatives, open all the certificates and the votes shall then be counted;--the person having the...



    A picture of Representative Susan A. Davis

    Representative Susan A. Davis

    From: CA District 53

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-09

    DAVIS of California. ``. . . the House of Representatives shall choose immediately, by ballot, the President. But in choosing the President, the votes shall be taken by States, the representation from...



    A picture of Representative Kay Granger

    Representative Kay Granger

    From: TX District 12

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-09

    GRANGER. ``The person having the greatest number of votes as Vice-President, shall be the Vice-President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of electors appointed, and if no person have...



    A picture of Representative Niki Tsongas

    Representative Niki Tsongas

    From:

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    Date: 2015-01-09

    TSONGAS. ``. . . a quorum for the purpose shall consist of two- thirds of the whole number of Senators, and a majority of the whole number shall be necessary to a choice. But no person constitutionally...



    A picture of Representative John Lewis

    Representative John Lewis

    From: GA District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-09

    LEWIS. Amendment XIII, section 1: ``Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States,...



    A picture of Representative Mia B. Love

    Representative Mia B. Love

    From: UT District 4

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-09

    LOVE. Amendment XIV, section 1: ``All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside....



    A picture of Representative David N. Cicilline

    Representative David N. Cicilline

    From: RI District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-09

    CICILLINE. Section 2: ``Representatives shall be apportioned among the several States according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each State, excluding Indians not...



    A picture of Representative Bill Huizenga

    Representative Bill Huizenga

    From: MI District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-09

    HUIZENGA of Michigan. ``But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President and Vice President of the United States, Representatives in Congress, the executive and judicial...



    A picture of Representative Janice D. Schakowsky

    Representative Janice D. Schakowsky

    From: IL District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-09

    SCHAKOWSKY. Section 3: ``No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under...



    A picture of Representative Andy Barr

    Representative Andy Barr

    From: KY District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-09

    BARR. ``. . . or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion...



    A picture of Representative David G. Valadao

    Representative David G. Valadao

    From: CA District 21

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-09

    VALADAO. Section 4: ``The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection...



    A picture of Representative Chaka Fattah

    Representative Chaka Fattah

    From: PA District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-09

    FATTAH. ``But neither the United States nor any State shall assume or pay any debt or obligation incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or any claim for the loss or emancipation...



    A picture of Senator Nancy Pelosi

    Senator Nancy Pelosi

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    Party:

    Date: 2015-01-09

    PELOSI. Section 5: ``The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.'' Amendment XV, section 1: ``The right of citizens of the United States...



    A picture of Representative Kevin Yoder

    Representative Kevin Yoder

    From: KS District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-09

    YODER. Section 2: ``The Congress shall have the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.'' Amendment XVI: ``The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from...



    A picture of Representative Donna F. Edwards

    Representative Donna F. Edwards

    From: MD District 4

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-09

    EDWARDS. Amendment XVII: ``The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, elected by the people thereof, for six years; and each Senator shall have one vote. The...



    A picture of Representative Susan W. Brooks

    Representative Susan W. Brooks

    From: IN District 5

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-09

    BROOKS of Indiana. ``. . . provided, that the legislature of any State may empower the executive thereof to make temporary appointments until the people fill the vacancies by election as the legislature...



    A picture of Representative Mimi Walters

    Representative Mimi Walters

    From: CA District 45

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-09

    WALTERS of California. Amendment XIX: ``The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. ``Congress shall...



    A picture of Representative Terri A. Sewell

    Representative Terri A. Sewell

    From: AL District 7

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-09

    SEWELL of Alabama. Amendment XX: Section 1: ``The terms of the President and the Vice President shall end at noon on the 20th day of January, and the terms of Senators and Representatives at noon...



    A picture of Representative Michael G. Fitzpatrick

    Representative Michael G. Fitzpatrick

    From: PA District 8

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-09

    FITZPATRICK. Section 2: ``The Congress shall assemble at least once in every year, and such meeting shall begin at noon on the 3d day of January, unless they shall by law appoint a different day.'' ...



    A picture of Representative Yvette D. Clarke

    Representative Yvette D. Clarke

    From: NY District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-09

    CLARKE of New York. Section 3: ``If, at the time fixed for the beginning of the term of the President, the President elect shall have died, the Vice President elect shall become President. If a President...



    A picture of Representative H. Morgan Griffith

    Representative H. Morgan Griffith

    From: VA District 9

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-09

    GRIFFITH. ``. . . and the Congress may by law provide for the case wherein neither a President elect nor a Vice President shall have qualified, declaring who shall then act as President, or the manner...



    A picture of Representative Peter Welch

    Representative Peter Welch

    From: VT District 0

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-09

    WELCH. Section 4: ``The Congress may by law provide for the case of the death of any of the persons from whom the House of Representatives may choose a President whenever the right of choice shall...



    A picture of Representative Tom McClintock

    Representative Tom McClintock

    From: CA District 4

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-09

    McCLINTOCK. Section 5: ``Sections 1 and 2 shall take effect on the 15th day of October following the ratification of this article.'' Section 6: ``This article shall be inoperative unless it shall...



    A picture of Representative Sean Patrick Maloney

    Representative Sean Patrick Maloney

    From: NY District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-09

    MALONEY of New York. Amendment XXI: Section 1: ``The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.'' Section 2: ``The transportation or importation...



    A picture of Representative Robert Pittenger

    Representative Robert Pittenger

    From: NC District 9

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-09

    PITTENGER. Section 3: ``This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by conventions in the several States, as provided in the Constitution,...



    A picture of Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson

    Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson

    From: TX District 30

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-09

    JOHNSON of Texas. Amendment XXII: Section 1: ``No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President,...



    A picture of Representative Gary J. Palmer

    Representative Gary J. Palmer

    From: AL District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-09

    PALMER. ``But this article shall not apply to any person holding the office of President when this article was proposed by Congress, and shall not prevent any person who may be holding the office of...



    A picture of Representative Stacey E. Plaskett

    Representative Stacey E. Plaskett

    From: VI District 0

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-09

    PLASKETT. Section 2: ``This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven...



    A picture of Representative Scott R. Tipton

    Representative Scott R. Tipton

    From: CO District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-09

    TIPTON. Amendment XXIII: Section 1: ``The District constituting the seat of government of the United States shall appoint in such manner as Congress may direct: ``A number of electors of President...



    A picture of Representative Ken Buck

    Representative Ken Buck

    From: CO District 4

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-09

    BUCK. ``. . . they shall be in addition to those appointed by the States, but they shall be considered, for the purposes of the election of President and Vice President, to be electors appointed by a...



    A picture of Representative David P. Joyce

    Representative David P. Joyce

    From: OH District 14

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-09

    JOYCE. Amendment XXIV: Section 1: ``The right of citizens of the United States to vote in any primary or other election for President or Vice President, for electors for President or Vice President,...



    A picture of Representative Frank A. LoBiondo

    Representative Frank A. LoBiondo

    From: NJ District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-09

    LoBIONDO. Amendment XXV: Section 1: ``In case of the removal of the President from office or of his death or resignation, the Vice President shall become President.'' Section 2: ``Whenever there...



    A picture of Representative Al Green

    Representative Al Green

    From: TX District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-09

    GREEN of Texas. ``The privilege of the writ of habeas corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in cases of rebellion or invasion the public safety may require it. ``No bill of attainder or ex post...



    A picture of Representative Blake Farenthold

    Representative Blake Farenthold

    From: TX District 27

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-09

    FARENTHOLD. Section 4: ``Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the...



    A picture of Representative Gus M. Bilirakis

    Representative Gus M. Bilirakis

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    Date: 2015-01-09

    BILIRAKIS. ``Thereafter, when the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that no inability exists, he shall...



    A picture of Representative Will Hurd

    Representative Will Hurd

    From: TX District 23

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-09

    HURD of Texas. ``Thereupon Congress shall decide the issue, assembling within forty-eight hours for that purpose if not in session. If the Congress, within twenty-one days after receipt of the latter...



    A picture of Representative Steve Chabot

    Representative Steve Chabot

    From: OH District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-09

    CHABOT. Amendment XXVI: Section 1: ``The right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State...



    A picture of Representative Bruce Westerman

    Representative Bruce Westerman

    From: AR District 4

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-09

    WESTERMAN. Section 2: ``The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.'' Mr. GOODLATTE. I now yield to the gentleman from Texas (Mr. Veasey). Mr. VEASEY. Amendment...



    A picture of Representative Marc A. Veasey

    Representative Marc A. Veasey

    From: TX District 33

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-09

    VEASEY. Amendment XXVII: ``No law, varying the compensation for the services of the Senators and Representatives, shall take effect, until an election of Representatives shall have intervened.'' ...



    A picture of Representative Bob Goodlatte

    Representative Bob Goodlatte

    From: VA District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-15

    GOODLATTE. Mr. Speaker, this morning, for only the second time in the history of the House of Representatives, we will read aloud the full text of the Constitution of the United States. We hope this...



    A picture of Representative Tim Walberg

    Representative Tim Walberg

    From: MI District 7

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-15

    WALBERG. Article I, section 2: ``The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second year by the people of the several States, and the electors in each State shall have the...



    A picture of Representative Daniel Lipinski

    Representative Daniel Lipinski

    From:

    Party:

    Date: 2013-01-15

    LIPINSKI. ``The number of Representatives shall not exceed one for every thirty-thousand, but each State shall have at least one Representative; and until such enumeration shall be made, the State of...



    A picture of Representative Ron DeSantis

    Representative Ron DeSantis

    From: FL District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-15

    Congressional Record, Volume 159 Issue 4 (Tuesday, January 15, 2013) [Congressional Record Volume 159, Number 4 (Tuesday, January 15, 2013)] [House] [Pages H89-H96] From the Congressional Record Online...



    A picture of Representative Timothy J. Walz

    Representative Timothy J. Walz

    From: MN District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-15

    WALZ. ``No person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained to the age of thirty years and been nine years a citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an inhabitant of that...



    A picture of Representative Trent Franks

    Representative Trent Franks

    From: AZ District 8

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-15

    FRANKS of Arizona. ``The Vice President of the United States shall be President of the Senate, but shall have no vote, unless they be equally divided. ``The Senate shall choose their other officers,...



    A picture of Representative Steny H. Hoyer

    Representative Steny H. Hoyer

    From: MD District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-15

    HOYER. ``The Senate shall have the sole power to try all impeachments. When sitting for that purpose, they shall be on oath or affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief...



    A picture of Representative Jeff Duncan

    Representative Jeff Duncan

    From: SC District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-15

    DUNCAN of South Carolina. ``Judgment in cases of impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust or profit under the...



    A picture of Representative Alan S. Lowenthal

    Representative Alan S. Lowenthal

    From: CA District 47

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-15

    LOWENTHAL. Article I, section 4: ``The times, places and manner of holding elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the legislature thereof; but the Congress...



    A picture of Representative Doug Collins

    Representative Doug Collins

    From: GA District 9

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-15

    COLLINS of Georgia. Article I, section 5: ``Each House shall be the judge of the elections, returns and qualifications of its own Members, and a majority of each shall constitute a quorum to do business;...



    A picture of Representative Doug Lamborn

    Representative Doug Lamborn

    From: CO District 5

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-15

    LAMBORN. ``Each House shall keep a Journal of its proceedings, and from time to time publish the same, excepting such parts as may in their judgment require secrecy; and the yeas and nays of the Members...



    A picture of Representative David G. Valadao

    Representative David G. Valadao

    From: CA District 21

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-15

    VALADAO. Article I, section 6: ``The Senators and Representatives shall receive a compensation for their services, to be ascertained by law, and paid out of the Treasury of the United States. They...



    A picture of Representative Virginia Foxx

    Representative Virginia Foxx

    From: NC District 5

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-15

    FOXX. Article I, section 7: ``All bills for raising revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with amendments as on other bills. ``Every bill which...



    A picture of Representative K. Michael Conaway

    Representative K. Michael Conaway

    From: TX District 11

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-15

    CONAWAY. ``If after such consideration two-thirds of that House shall [[Page H91]] agree to pass the bill, it shall be sent, together with the objections, to the other House, by which it shall likewise...



    A picture of Representative Suzan K. DelBene

    Representative Suzan K. DelBene

    From: WA District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-15

    DelBENE. ``But in all such cases the votes of both Houses shall be determined by yeas and nays, and the names of the persons voting for and against the bill shall be entered on the Journal of each House...



    A picture of Representative Scott Garrett

    Representative Scott Garrett

    From: NJ District 5

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-15

    GARRETT. ``If any bill shall not be returned by the President within ten days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been presented to him, the same shall be a law, in like manner as if he had signed...



    A picture of Representative Niki Tsongas

    Representative Niki Tsongas

    From:

    Party:

    Date: 2013-01-15

    TSONGAS. ``Every order, resolution, or vote to which the concurrence of the Senate and House of Representatives may be necessary (except on a question of adjournment) shall be presented to the President...



    A picture of Representative Joe Wilson

    Representative Joe Wilson

    From: SC District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-15

    WILSON of South Carolina. Article 1, section 8: ``The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises, to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general...



    A picture of Representative Gene Green

    Representative Gene Green

    From: TX District 29

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-15

    GREEN of Texas. `` . . . to borrow money on the credit of the United States; to regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes; to establish an uniform...



    A picture of Representative Richard B. Nugent

    Representative Richard B. Nugent

    From: FL District 11

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-15

    NUGENT. `` . . . to coin money, regulate the value thereof, and of foreign coin, and fix the standard of weights and measures; to provide for the punishment of counterfeiting the securities and current...



    A picture of Representative Ami Bera

    Representative Ami Bera

    From: CA District 7

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-15

    BERA. `` . . . to constitute tribunals inferior to the Supreme Court; to define and punish piracies and felonies committed on the high seas, and offenses against the law of nations; to declare war, grant...



    A picture of Representative H. Morgan Griffith

    Representative H. Morgan Griffith

    From: VA District 9

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-15

    GRIFFITH of Virginia. `` . . . to provide and maintain a navy; to make rules for the government and regulation of the land and naval forces; to provide for calling forth the militia to execute the laws...



    A picture of Representative Barbara Lee

    Representative Barbara Lee

    From: CA District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-15

    LEE. `` . . . to exercise exclusive legislation in all cases whatsoever, over such district (not exceeding ten miles square) as may, by cession of particular States, and the acceptance of Congress, become...



    A picture of Representative Bill Huizenga

    Representative Bill Huizenga

    From: MI District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-15

    HUIZENGA of Michigan. Article I, section 9: ``The migration or importation of such persons as any of the States now existing shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by the Congress prior...



    A picture of Representative Mark Takano

    Representative Mark Takano

    From: CA District 41

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-15

    TAKANO. ``No capitation, or other direct, tax shall be laid, unless in proportion to the census or enumeration herein before directed to be taken. ``No tax or duty shall be laid on articles exported...



    A picture of Representative Ted S. Yoho

    Representative Ted S. Yoho

    From: FL District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-15

    YOHO. ``No money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in consequence of appropriations made by law; and a regular statement and account of the receipts and expenditures of all public money shall be...



    A picture of Representative Danny K. Davis

    Representative Danny K. Davis

    From: IL District 7

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-15

    DAVIS of Illinois. Article I, section 10: ``No State shall enter into any treaty, alliance, or confederation; grant letters of marque and reprisal; coin money; emit bills of credit; make anything but...



    A picture of Representative Kevin Cramer

    Representative Kevin Cramer

    From: ND District 0

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-15

    CRAMER. ``No State shall, without the consent of Congress, lay any duty of tonnage, keep troops, or ships of war in time of peace, enter into any agreement or compact with another State, or with a foreign...



    A picture of Representative Marc A. Veasey

    Representative Marc A. Veasey

    From: TX District 33

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-15

    VEASEY. ``Each State shall appoint, in such manner as the legislature thereof may direct, a number of electors, equal to the whole number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled...



    A picture of Representative Scott R. Tipton

    Representative Scott R. Tipton

    From: CO District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-15

    TIPTON. ``No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President; neither shall any...



    A picture of Representative Beto O'Rourke

    Representative Beto O'Rourke

    From: TX District 16

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-15

    O'ROURKE. ``Before he enter on the execution of his office, he shall take the following oath or affirmation:'' I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of...



    A picture of Representative Paul A. Gosar

    Representative Paul A. Gosar

    From: AZ District 4

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-15

    GOSAR. ``He shall have power, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to make treaties, provided two-thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the advice...



    A picture of Representative Jared Huffman

    Representative Jared Huffman

    From: CA District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-15

    HUFFMAN. ``The President shall have power to fill up all vacancies that may happen during the recess of the Senate, by granting commissions which shall expire at the end of their next session.'' Article...



    A picture of Representative Mike Rogers

    Representative Mike Rogers

    From: AL District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-15

    ROGERS of Alabama. ``He shall receive ambassadors and other public ministers; he shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed, and shall commission all the officers of the United States.'' ...



    A picture of Senator Nancy Pelosi

    Senator Nancy Pelosi

    From:

    Party:

    Date: 2013-01-15

    PELOSI. Article III, section 2: ``The judicial power shall extend to all cases, in law and equity, arising under this Constitution, the laws of the United States, and treaties made, or which shall...



    A picture of Representative Bill Flores

    Representative Bill Flores

    From: TX District 17

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-15

    FLORES. ``The trial of all crimes, except in cases of impeachment, shall be by jury; and such trial shall be held in the State where the said crimes shall have been committed; but when not committed...



    A picture of Representative Eric Swalwell

    Representative Eric Swalwell

    From: CA District 15

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-15

    SWALWELL of California. Article IV, section 1: ``Full faith and credit shall be given in each State to the public acts, records, and judicial proceedings of every other State. And the Congress may...



    A picture of Representative Bob Gibbs

    Representative Bob Gibbs

    From: OH District 7

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-15

    GIBBS. Article IV, section 3: ``New States may be admitted by the Congress into this Union; but no new State shall be formed or erected within the jurisdiction of any other State; nor any State be...



    A picture of Representative Randy Hultgren

    Representative Randy Hultgren

    From: IL District 14

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-15

    HULTGREN. Article V: ``The Congress, whenever two-thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose amendments to this Constitution, or, on the application of the legislatures of two-thirds...



    A picture of Representative Austin Scott

    Representative Austin Scott

    From: GA District 8

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-15

    SCOTT of Georgia. Article VI: ``All debts contracted and engagements entered into, before the adoption of this Constitution, shall be as valid against the United States under this Constitution, as...



    A picture of Representative George Holding

    Representative George Holding

    From: NC District 13

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-15

    HOLDING. Article VII: ``The ratification of the conventions of nine States shall be sufficient for the establishment of this Constitution between the States so ratifying the same. ``Done in convention...



    A picture of Representative Steve King

    Representative Steve King

    From: IA District 4

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-15

    KING of Iowa. North Carolina: William Blount, Richard Dobbs Spaight, Hugh Williamson. South Carolina: John Rutledge, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, Charles Pinckney, Pierce Butler. Georgia: William...



    A picture of Representative Kevin Yoder

    Representative Kevin Yoder

    From: KS District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-15

    YODER. Amendment I: ``Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right...



    A picture of Representative Andy Barr

    Representative Andy Barr

    From: KY District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-15

    BARR. Amendment IV: ``The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue,...



    A picture of Representative Mark Meadows

    Representative Mark Meadows

    From: NC District 11

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-15

    MEADOWS. Amendment VI: ``In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been...



    A picture of Representative Elizabeth H. Esty

    Representative Elizabeth H. Esty

    From: CT District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-15

    ESTY. Amendment VII: ``In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise...



    A picture of Representative Stevan Pearce

    Representative Stevan Pearce

    From: NM District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-15

    PEARCE. Amendment VIII: ``Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.'' Amendment IX: ``The enumeration in the Constitution, of...



    A picture of Representative Robert Hurt

    Representative Robert Hurt

    From: VA District 5

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-15

    HURT. Amendment XI: ``The judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to extend to any suit in law or equity, commenced or prosecuted against one of the United States by citizens of...



    A picture of Representative Scott Perry

    Representative Scott Perry

    From: PA District 4

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-15

    PERRY. ``The President of the Senate shall, in the presence of the Senate and the House of Representatives, open all the certificates and the votes shall then be counted. ``The person having the greatest...



    A picture of Representative Robert Pittenger

    Representative Robert Pittenger

    From: NC District 9

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-15

    PITTENGER. ``The person having the greatest number of votes as Vice President, shall be the Vice President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of electors appointed, and if no person have...



    A picture of Representative John Lewis

    Representative John Lewis

    From: GA District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-15

    LEWIS. Amendment XIII: Section 1: ``Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States,...



    A picture of Representative Steve Womack

    Representative Steve Womack

    From: AR District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-15

    WOMACK. Amendment XIV: Section 1: ``All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they...



    A picture of Representative Gerald E. Connolly

    Representative Gerald E. Connolly

    From: VA District 11

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-15

    CONNOLLY. ``But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President and Vice President of the United States, Representatives in Congress, the executive and judicial officers...



    A picture of Representative Dennis A. Ross

    Representative Dennis A. Ross

    From: FL District 15

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-15

    ROSS. `` . . . or as a Member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion...



    A picture of Representative Jeff Denham

    Representative Jeff Denham

    From: CA District 10

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-15

    DENHAM. ``But neither United States nor any State shall assume or pay any debtor obligation incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or any claim for the loss or emancipation...



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    Representative Kevin McCarthy

    From: CA District 23

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-15

    McCARTHY of California. Section 2: ``The Congress shall have the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.'' Amendment XVI: ``The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes...



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    Senator James Lankford

    From: OK

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-15

    LANKFORD. `` . . . provided, that the legislature of any State may empower the executive thereof to make temporary appointments until the people fill the vacancies by election as the legislature may...



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    Representative Charles J. "Chuck" Fleischmann

    From: TN District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-15

    FLEISCHMANN. Amendment XX: Section 1: ``The terms of the President and the Vice President shall end at noon on the 20th day of January, and the terms of Senators and Representatives at noon on the...



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    Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

    From: FL District 27

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-15

    ROS-LEHTINEN. Section 3: ``If, at the time fixed for the beginning of the term of the President, the President-elect shall have died, the Vice President- elect shall become President. If a President...



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    Representative Susan W. Brooks

    From: IN District 5

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-15

    BROOKS of Indiana. Section 4: ``The Congress may by law provide for the case of the death of any of the persons from whom the House of Representatives may choose a President whenever the right of choice...



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    Representative Louie Gohmert

    From: TX District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-15

    GOHMERT. Amendment XXII: Section 1: ``No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more...



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    Representative Tim Huelskamp

    From: KS District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-15

    HUELSKAMP. Amendment XXIII: Section 1: ``The District constituting the seat of Government of the United States shall appoint in such manner as Congress may direct: A number of electors of President...



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    Representative Jeff Fortenberry

    From: NE District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-15

    FORTENBERRY. Amendment XXIV: Section 1: ``The right of citizens of the United States to vote in any primary or other election for President or Vice President, for electors for President or Vice President,...



    A picture of Representative John K. Delaney

    Representative John K. Delaney

    From: MD District 6

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-15

    DELANEY. Section 4: ``Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the...



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    Representative Matt Salmon

    From: AZ District 5

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-15

    SALMON. `` . . . forty-eight hours for that purpose if not in session. If the Congress, within twenty-one days after receipt of the latter written declaration, or, if Congress is not in session, within...



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    Representative Rodney Davis

    From: IL District 13

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-15

    DAVIS of Illinois. Article I, section 10: ``No State shall enter into any treaty, alliance, or confederation; grant letters of marque and reprisal; coin money; emit bills of credit; make anything but...



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    Representative Steve Cohen

    From: TN District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-15

    COHEN asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. COHEN. Mr. Speaker, the House just finished the reading of the Constitution. And that's fine. It's a majestic document,...