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  • Reading of the Constitution

    by Representative Chaka Fattah

    Posted on 2015-01-09

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    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 of any slave; but all such debts, obligations and claims shall be held illegal and void.'' Mr. GOODLATTE. I now yield to the gentlewoman from California (Ms. Pelosi), the minority leader.

    Ms. 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 to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.'' Mr. GOODLATTE. I now yield to the gentleman from Kansas (Mr. Yoder).

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