Reading of the Constitutionby Representative Kevin Cramer
Posted on 2013-01-15
CRAMER. ``No State shall, without the consent of Congress, lay
any duty of tonnage, keep troops, or ships of war in time of peace,
enter into any agreement or compact with another State, or with a
foreign power, or engage in war, unless actually invaded, or in such
imminent danger as will not admit of delay.''
Article II, section 1:
``The executive power shall be vested in a President of the United
States of America. He shall hold his office during the term of four
years, and, together with the Vice President chosen for the same term,
be elected, as follows:''
Mr. GOODLATTE. I yield to the gentleman from Texas (Mr. Veasey).
Mr. VEASEY. ``Each State shall appoint, in such manner as the legislature thereof may direct, a number of electors, equal to the whole number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress. But no Senator or Representative or person holding an office of trust or profit under the United States shall be appointed an elector.
``The Congress may determine the time of choosing the electors and the day on which they shall give their votes; which day shall be the same throughout the United States.'' Mr. GOODLATTE. I yield to the gentleman from Colorado (Mr. Tipton).