Reading of the Constitutionby Representative Susan W. Brooks
Posted on 2013-01-15
BROOKS of Indiana. Section 4:
``The Congress may by law provide for the case of the death of any of
the persons from whom the House of Representatives may choose a
President whenever the right of choice shall have devolved upon them,
and for the case of the death of any of the persons from whom the
Senate may choose a Vice President whenever the right of choice shall
have devolved upon them.''
``Sections 1 and 2 shall take effect on the 15th day of October
following the ratification of this article.''
``This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been
ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of
three-fourths of the several States within seven years from the date of
Mr. GOODLATTE. I yield to the gentleman from Alabama (Mr. Bonner).
Mr. BONNER. Amendment XXI: Section 1: ``The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.'' Section 2: ``The transportation or importation into any State, Territory, or possession of the United States for delivery or use therein of intoxicating liquors, in violation of the laws thereof, is hereby prohibited.'' Section 3: ``The article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by conventions in the several States, as provided in the Constitution, within seven years from the date of the submission hereof to the States by the Congress.'' Mr. GOODLATTE. I am pleased to yield to the gentleman from Texas (Mr. Gohmert).