Reading of the Constitutionby Representative John A. Boehner
Posted on 2015-01-09
BOEHNER. ``We the People of the United States, in order to form a
more perfect Union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility,
provide for the common defence, promote the general welfare, and secure
the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and
establish this Constitution for the United States of America.''
Mr. GOODLATTE. Article I, section 1:
``All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress
of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of
I now yield to the majority leader, the gentleman from California
Mr. McCARTHY. Section 2: ``The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second year by the people of the several States, and the electors in each State shall have the qualifications requisite for electors of the most numerous branch of the State legislature.'' Mr. GOODLATTE. I now yield to the gentleman from Maryland (Mr. Hoyer), the minority whip.