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  • Reading of the Constitution

    by Representative Niki Tsongas

    Posted on 2013-01-15

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    TSONGAS. ``Every order, resolution, or vote to which the concurrence of the Senate and House of Representatives may be necessary (except on a question of adjournment) shall be presented to the President of the United States; and before the same shall take effect, shall be approved by him, or being disapproved by him, shall be repassed by two-thirds of the Senate and House of Representatives, according to the rules and limitations prescribed in the case of a bill.'' {time} 1020 Mr. GOODLATTE. I now yield to the gentleman from South Carolina (Mr. Wilson).

    Mr. WILSON of South Carolina. Article 1, section 8: ``The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises, to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States; but all duties, imposts and excises shall be uniform throughout the United States; . . . '' Mr. GOODLATTE. I now yield to the gentleman from Texas (Mr. Gene Green).

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