Reading of the Constitutionby Representative Gene Green
Posted on 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
rule of naturalization, and uniform laws on the subject of bankruptcies
throughout the United States; . . .''
Mr. GOODLATTE. I now yield to the gentleman from Florida (Mr.
Mr. 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 coin of the United States; to establish post offices and post roads; 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. GOODLATTE. I now yield to the gentleman from California (Mr. Bera) Mr. 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 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 be for a longer term than two years; . . .'' Mr. GOODLATTE. I now yield to the gentleman from Virginia (Mr. Griffith).