Reading of the Constitutionby Representative H. Morgan Griffith
Posted on 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 of
the Union, suppress insurrections and repel invasions; 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 respectively, the appointment of the
officers, and the authority of training the militia according to the
discipline prescribed by Congress; . . .''
Mr. GOODLATTE. I now yield to the gentlewoman from California (Ms.
Ms. 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 the seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like authority over all places purchased by the consent of the legislature of the State in which the same shall be, for the erection of forts, magazines, arsenals, dockyards, and other needful buildings; 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 of the United States, or in any department or officer thereof.'' Mr. GOODLATTE. I now yield to the gentleman from Michigan (Mr. Huizenga).