The Business of Congress

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Columbia University Press, 1911 - 215 pages
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Page 14 - But when the terms of the stipulation import a contract, when either of the parties engages to perform a particular act, the treaty addresses itself to the political, not the judicial department; and the legislature must execute the contract before it can become a rule for the
Page 173 - My canvass of you was not on the change, nor in the county meetings, nor in the clubs of this city. It was in the house of commons, it was at the customhouse, it was at the council, it was at the treasury, it was at the admiralty. I canvassed you through your affairs, and not your persons ; I was not only your representative as a body, I was the agent, the solicitor of individuals ; I ran about wherever your affairs could call me ; and in acting for you, I often appeared rather as a ship-broker than...
Page 188 - I did not obey your instructions. No; I conformed to the instructions of truth and nature, and maintained your interest against your opinions with a constancy that became me. A representative worthy of you ought to be a person of stability. I am to look, indeed, to your opinions, but to such opinions as you and I must have five years hence. I was not to look to the flash of the day. I knew that you chose me in my place, along with others, to be a pillar of the state, and not a weathercock on the...
Page 149 - Senate, a question shall be raised by any Senator as to the presence of a quorum, the Presiding Officer shall forthwith direct the Secretary to call the roll and shall announce the result, and these proceedings shall be without debate.
Page 6 - Union, shall have the power to make treaties by and with the advice and consent of the Premier and Congress,-\ and to appoint with the advice and consent of the Senate...
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Page 150 - When a member shall be called to order, by the President, or a Senator, he shall sit down ; and every question of order shall be decided by the President without debate, subject to an appeal to the Senate ; and the President may call for the sense of the Senate on any question of order.
Page 14 - ... passed. The Constitution, in terms, communicates the power to regulate commerce and to impose duties to that department. It communicates it, in terms, to no other. Without engaging at all in an examination of the extent, limits, and objects of the power to make treaties, the committee believe that the general rule of our system is indisputably that the control of trade and the function of taxing belong, without abridgement or participation, to Congress.
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