Reading of the Constitutionby Representative Tim Huelskamp
Posted on 2013-01-15
HUELSKAMP. Amendment XXIII:
``The District constituting the seat of Government of the United
States shall appoint in such manner as Congress may direct: A number of
electors of President and Vice President equal to the whole number of
Senators and Representatives in Congress to which the District would be
entitled if it were a State, but in no event more than the least
populous State; they shall be in addition to those appointed by the
States, but they shall be considered, for the purposes of the election
of President and Vice President, to be electors appointed by a State;
and they shall meet in the District and perform such duties as provided
by the 12th article of amendment.''
``The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by
Mr. GOODLATTE. I yield to the gentleman from Nebraska (Mr.
Mr. FORTENBERRY. Amendment XXIV: Section 1: ``The right of citizens of the United States to vote in any primary or other election for President or Vice President, for electors for President or Vice President, or for Senator or Representative in Congress, shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State by reason of failure to pay any poll tax or other tax.'' Section 2: ``The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.'' Amendment XXV: Section 1: ``In case of the removal of the President from office or of his death or resignation, the Vice President shall become President.'' Section 2: ``Whenever there is a vacancy in the office of the Vice President, the President shall nominate a Vice President who shall take office upon confirmation by a majority vote of both Houses of Congress.'' Section 3: ``Whenever the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that he is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, and until he transmits to them a written declaration to the contrary, such powers and duties shall be discharged by the Vice President as Acting President.'' Mr. GOODLATTE. I yield to the gentleman from Maryland (Mr. Delaney).