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

, according to Law.
Section. 4. The Times, Places and planner of
Mbanner of holding Elections for Sen=
alors and Representatives

, shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof; but the Congress may any time by Law make or alter such

Regulations, except as to the Places of chusing Senators

. The Congress shall assemble at det least

every Year, and such Abeeting shall be on the first Mon= day in December, unless they shall by Law appoint a different Day.

Section. 5. Each House shall be i

the Judge of the Elections, Returns


assemble annually



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Elections, how judga ed.

and Qualifications of its own Alem=

bers, and a Mbajority of each shall Quorum. || constitute a Quorum to do Business ; but a smaller Number

may adjourn from day to day, and may

be authors ized to compel the Attendance of absent Members, in such Alanner, and under such Penalties as each House

Absent members.

may provide.



Journals to be kept and published.

Each House


determine the Rules of its Proceedings, punish its Mbembers 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 fudgment require Secrecy; and the Yeas and Nays of the Members of either

any question shall, at the

Y as and

House on

on the

Desire of one fifth of those Present, be entered

Journal. Neither House, during the Ses= sion of Congress

, shall, 'without the Consent of the other, adjourn for more


than three days,

now 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 Uonited 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.

N. Senator or Representative shall, during the Time for which he was elected, be appointed to any

civil 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 Uonited 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 Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills. Every Dill which shall

have passed the Flouse of Representatives and the Senate, shall, before it become a Law, be

presented to the President of the Vonited States; If he approve he shall

Revenue bills.

Bills to be presented to the President.

His pow

ers over them.


Proceedings on his veto.


sign it, but if not he shall return it, with his Olijections 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 Roeconsideration two thirds of that House shall

agree 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 a Law.. But in all such Cases the Votos of both Houses shall be determined 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 returned by the President within ten Days (Sundays excepted) after it

Bills to be laws if not returned in ten days

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