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  • Reading of the Constitution

    by Representative Niki Tsongas

    Posted on 2015-01-09

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    TSONGAS. ``. . . a quorum for the purpose shall consist of two- thirds of the whole number of Senators, and a majority of the whole number shall be necessary to a choice. But no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice-President of the United States.'' Mr. GOODLATTE. I now yield to the gentleman from Georgia (Mr. Lewis).



    Mr. LEWIS. Amendment XIII, section 1: ``Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.'' Section 2: ``Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.'' Mr. GOODLATTE. I now yield to the gentlewoman from Utah (Mrs. Love).

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