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ARTICLE I— Continued. Legislature thereof; but the Congress may at any time by Law make or alter such Regulations, except as to the Places of chusing Senators.
Time for assembling of Congress.- 2. The Congress shall assemble at least once in every Year, and such Meeting shall be on the first Monday in December, unless they shall by Law appoint a different Day.
SECTION 5. Each house to be the judge of the election and qualifications of its members; regulations as to quorum.1. Each House shall be the Judge of the Elections, Returns and Qualifications of its own Members, 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 authorized to compel the Attendance of absent Members, in such Manner, and under such Penalties as each House may provide.
Each house to determine its own rules.-2. Each House may determine the Rules of its Proceedings, punish its Members for disorderly Behavior, and, with the Concurrence of two thirds, expel a Member.
Journals and yeas and nays.— 3. 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 require Secrecy; and the Yeas 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.
Adjournment. 4. Neither House, during the Session of Congress shall, without the Consent of the other, adjourn for more than three days, nor to any other Place than that in which the two Houses shall be sitting.
ARTICLE I - Continued.
SECTION 6. Compensation and privileges of Members of Congress.1. The Senators and Representatives 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 any other Place.
Incompatible offices; exclusions.-- 2. No 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 Office under the United States, shall be a Member of either House during his Continuance in Office.
SECTION 7. Revenue bills to originate in House.- 1. 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.
Manner of passing bills; veto power of President.2. 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 on their Journal, and proceed to reconsider it. If after such Reconsideration
ARTICLE I— Continued. two thirds of that House shall agree to pass the Bill, it shall be sent, together 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 Votes 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 respectively. If any Bill shall not be returned by the President within ten Days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been presented to him, the Same shall be a Law, in like Manner as if he had signed it, unless the Congress by their Adjournment prevent its Return, in which Case it shall not be a Law.
Concurrent orders or resolutions, to be passed by President.- 3. Every Order, Resolution, or Vote to which the Concurrence of the Senate and House of Representatives may be necessary (except on a question of adjournment) shall be presented to the President of the United States; and before the Same shall take Effect, shall be approved by him, or being disapproved by him, shall be repassed by two thirds of the Senate and House of Representatives, according to the Rules and Limitations prescribed in the Case of a Bill.
SECTION 8. * General powers of Congress.
The Congress shall have Power.- 1. To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States.
* By article XVI of the amendments to the Constitution, Congress is given the power to lay and collect taxes on incomes.
ARTICLE I — Continued. Borrowing of money.- 2. To borrow money on the credit of the United States.
Regulation of commerce. - 3. To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian tribes.
Naturalization and bankruptcy.- 4. To establish uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States.
Money, weights and measures. -5. To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures.
Counterfeiting.— 6. To provide for the Punishment of counterfeiting the Securities and current Coin of the United States.
Post offices.—7. To establish Post Offices and post Roads.
Patents and copyrights.— 8. To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries.
Inferior courts.- 9. To constitute Tribunals inferior to the supreme Court.
Piracies and felonies.- 10. To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offenses against the Law of Nations.
War; marque and reprisal.- 11. To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water.
ARTICLE I Continued. Armies.- 12. To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years.
avy.- 13. To provide and maintain a Navy.
Land and naval forces.-14. To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces.
Calling out militia.— 15. To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions.
Organizing, arming and disciplining militia.- 16. To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States, respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Author ity of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress.
Exclusive legislation over District of Columbia. 17. To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings; and
To enact laws necessary to enforce Constitution.18. To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all