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    by Senator Nancy Pelosi

    Posted on 2015-01-09

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    PELOSI. Section 5: ``The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.'' Amendment XV, section 1: ``The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.'' Mr. GOODLATTE. I now yield to the gentleman from Kansas (Mr. Yoder).



    Mr. YODER. Section 2: ``The Congress shall have the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.'' Amendment XVI: ``The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.'' Mr. GOODLATTE. I now yield to the gentlewoman from Maryland (Ms. Edwards).

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