Reading of the Constitutionby Representative Lois Capps
Posted on 2015-01-09
CAPPS. ``He shall have power, by and with the advice and consent
of the Senate, to make treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators
present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the advice and
consent of the Senate, shall appoint ambassadors, other public
ministers and consuls, judges of the supreme Court, and all other
officers of the United States, whose appointments are not herein
otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by law: . . . ''
Mr. GOODLATTE. I now yield to the gentleman from Pennsylvania (Mr.
Mr. ROTHFUS. ``. . . but the Congress may by law vest the appointment of such inferior officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the courts of law, or in the heads of departments.
``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.'' Mr. GOODLATTE. I now yield to the gentlewoman from New Mexico (Ms. Michelle Lujan Grisham).