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tion to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the Uni= ted States: but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law.

electing member Con


Section. 4. The Times, Places and Manner of Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the Legisla= ture thereof; but the Congress may any time by Law make or alter such Regulations, except as to the Places of chusing Senators.


Congress assemble annually

The Congress shall assemble at C least once in every Year, and such Meeting shall be on the first Mcon= day in December, unless they shall by Law appoint a different Day.

Section. 5. Each House shall be the Judge of the Elections, Returns

Effect of.

Elections, how judg



Absent members.



Journals to be kept and published.

as and Nays.

and Qualifications of its own Mem= bers, and a Majority of each shall

constitute a Quorum to do Business; but a smaller Number

may adjourn from day to day, and may be author= ized to compel the Attendance of ab= sent Members, in such Manner, and under such Penalties as each House may provide.


determine the

Each House Rules of its Proceedings, punish its Members for disorderly Behaviour, and, with the Concurrence of two thirds, expel a Member.

Each House shall keep a Journal of its Proceedings, and from time to time publish the same, excepting such Parts as may in their Judgment re= quire Secrecy; and the Teas and Nays of the Members of either House on any question shall, at the

Desire of one fifth of those Present, be entered on the Journal.


Neither House, during the Session of Congress, shall, without the Consent of the other, adjourn for than three days, nor to any other Place than that in which the two Houses shall be sitting.

Section. 6. The Senators and Rep= resentatives shall receive a Compensation for their Services, to be ascertained by Law, and paid out of the Treasury of the United States. They shall in all Cases, except Treason, Felony and Breach of the Peace, be privileged from Arrest during their Attendance at the Session of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from the same; and for any Speech or Debate in either House, they shall not be questioned in other Place.





Members not appointed to office.

Officers of government cannot be members.

Revenue bills.

Bills to be presented to the President.

His powers over them.




No Senator or shall, during the Time for which he was elected, be appointed to Office under the Authority of the United States, which shall have been created, or the Emoluments whereof shall have been encreased during such time; and no Person holding any Of= fice under the United States, shall be a Member of either House during his Continuance in Office.

Section. 7. All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Peepresentatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills.

Every Bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall, before it become a Law, be presented to the President of the United States; If he approve he shall




sign it, but if not he shall return it,
with his Objections to that House in
which it shall have originated, who
shall enter the Objections at large
their Journal, and proceed to reconsider
it. If after such Reconsideration two
thirds of that House shall
pass the Bill, it shall be sent, toge=
ther with the Objections, to the other
House, by which it shall likewise be
reconsidered, and if approved by two
thirds of that House, it shall become
Law. But in all such Cases the
Votes of both Houses shall be deter=
mined by yeas and Nays, and the
Names of the Persons voting for and
against the Bill shall be entered on
the Journal of each House respect=
ively. If any Bill shall not be re=
turned by the President within ten
Days (Sundays excepted) after it


Proceedings on his


Bills to be laws if not returned in ten days

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