Reading of the Constitutionby Representative Jared Huffman
Posted on 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 II, section 3:
``He shall from time to time give to the Congress information of the
state of the Union, and recommend to their consideration such measures
as he shall judge necessary and expedient;
``He may, on extraordinary occasions, convene both Houses, or either
of them, and in case of disagreement between them, with respect to the
time of adjournment, he may adjourn them to such time as he shall think
Mr. GOODLATTE. I yield to the gentleman from Alabama (Mr. Rogers).
Mr. 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.'' Article II, section 4: ``The President, Vice President and all civil officers of the United States, shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.'' 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. The judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their offices during good behavior and shall, at stated times, receive for their services a compensation, which shall not be diminished during their continuance in office.'' Mr. GOODLATTE. I yield to the minority leader, the gentlewoman from California (Ms. Pelosi).