Four-year U.S. House of Representative Terms: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on the Constitution of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, Ninety-sixth Congress, First Session, on S.J. Res. 34 ... July, 26, 1979
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1979 - 47 pages
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Page 4 - English language. 1 Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives 2 of the United States of America in...
Page 4 - IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES MAY 15 (legislative day, MAT 13), 1987 Mr. ROTH introduced the following joint resolution; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary JOINT RESOLUTION Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to limiting campaign expenditures. 1 Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives...
Page 44 - States with respect to grand juries. 1 Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of 2 the United States of America in Congress assembled (two3 thirds of each House concurring therein), That the following 4 article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of 5 the United States...
Page 47 - The term of office of members of the House of Representatives shall be four years. However, the term shall be terminated before the full term is up in case the House of Representatives is dissolved.
Page 3 - It has a representative government. A representative government is one in which the people choose certain of their number to act for them upon public questions.
Page 37 - Senate shall be eligible for •election to the other chamber for a term which is to begin before the expiration of the...
Page 4 - House of Representatives 2 of the United States of America in Congress assembled 3 (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), That the fol4 lowing article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitu5 tion of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents 6 and purposes as part of the Constitution if ratified by the 7 legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within 8 seven years after its submission to the States for ratification: 2 1 "ARTICLE — 2 "SECTION 1.
Page 31 - Instability is one of the great vices of our republics to be remedied. Three years will be necessary, in a government so extensive, for members to form any knowledge of the various interests of the States to which they do not belong, and of which they can know but little from the situation and affairs of their own. One year will be almost consumed in preparing for, and traveling to and from the seat of national business.
Page 31 - ... acquired by means of information which lie within the compass of men in private as well as public stations. Another part can only be attained, or at least thoroughly attained, by actual experience in the station which requires the use of it. The period of service ought therefore in all such cases to bear some proportion to the extent of practical knowledge, requisite to the due performance of the service.