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  • Reading of the Constitution

    by Representative Joyce Beatty

    Posted on 2015-01-09

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    BEATTY. Section 5: ``Each House shall be the judge of the elections, returns and qualifications of its own Members, and a majority of each shall constitute a quorum to do business; but a smaller number may adjourn from day to day, and may be authorized to compel the attendance of absent Members, in such manner, and under such penalties as each House may provide.'' Mr. GOODLATTE. I now yield to the gentleman from Pennsylvania (Mr. Costello).

    Mr. COSTELLO of Pennsylvania. ``Each House may determine the rules of its proceedings, punish its Members for disorderly behaviour, and, with the concurrence of two thirds, expel a Member.'' Mr. GOODLATTE. I now yield to the gentleman from Oregon (Mr. Blumenauer).

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