Reading of the Constitutionby Representative Mike Rogers
Posted on 2013-01-15
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).
Ms. PELOSI. Article III, section 2: ``The judicial power shall extend to all cases, in law and equity, arising under this Constitution, the laws of the United States, and treaties made, or which shall be made, under their authority; to all cases affecting ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls; to all cases of admiralty and maritime jurisdiction; . . .
`` . . . to controversies to which the United States shall be a party; to controversies between two or more States; between a State and citizens of another State; between citizens of different States; between citizens of the same State claiming lands under grants of different States; and between a State, or the citizens thereof, and foreign States, citizens or subjects.
``In all cases affecting ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls, and those in which a State shall be party, the Supreme Court shall have original jurisdiction. In all the other cases before mentioned, the Supreme Court shall have appellate jurisdiction, both as to law and fact, with such exceptions, and under such regulations as the Congress shall make.'' Mr. GOODLATTE. I yield to the gentleman from Texas (Mr. Flores).