Reading of the Constitutionby Representative Erik Paulsen
Posted on 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 States; he may require the
opinion, in writing, of the principal officer in each of the executive
departments, upon any subject relating to the duties of their
respective offices, and he shall have power to grant reprieves and
pardons for offences against the United States, except in cases of
Mr. GOODLATTE. I now yield to the gentlewoman from California (Mrs.
Mrs. 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 and consent of the Senate, shall appoint ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls, judges of the supreme Court, and all other officers of the United States, whose appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by law: . . . '' Mr. GOODLATTE. I now yield to the gentleman from Pennsylvania (Mr. Rothfus).