Proposed Constitutional Amendments Relating to the Fixing of the Time for the Commencement of the Terms of President, Vice President, and Members of Congress, and Fixing the Time of the Assembling of Congress; and to the Presidential Succession; and to the Electoral College System

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1930 - Constitutional amendments - 67 pages
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Considers (71) H.J. Res. 65, (71) H.J. Res. 9, (71) H.J. Res. 216, (71) H.J. Res. 292.
 

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Page 6 - Section 1. The terms of the President and Vice President shall end at noon on the 20th day of January, and the terms of Senators and Representatives at noon on the 3d day of January, of the years in which such terms would have ended if this article had not been ratified; and the terms of their successors shall then begin.
Page 14 - There is hereby created a joint congressional committee which shall be composed of five Members of the Senate, to be appointed by the President of the Senate, and five Members of the House of Representatives, to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Page 6 - ... for the same term shall act as President until the House of Representatives chooses a President; and the Congress may by law provide for the case where the Vice President has not been chosen before the time fixed for the beginning of his term, declaring what officer shall then act as President, and such officer shall act accordingly until the House of Representatives chooses a President, or until the Senate chooses a Vice President.
Page 6 - President, whenever the right of choice devolves upon them, before the time fixed for the beginning of his term, then the Vice President chosen for the same term shall act as President until the House of Representatives chooses a President; and the Congress may by law provide for the case where the Vice President has not been chosen before the time fixed for the beginning of his term...
Page 15 - SEC. 3. If the House of Representatives has not chosen a President, whenever the right of choice devolves upon them, before the time fixed for the beginning of his term...
Page 8 - Presidency fill out the unexpired term? "(c) If the election were ordered in case of a vacancy in the office, could it be for the unexpired term or would it have to be for a term of four years, thus disarranging the fouryear period of the Government? "(d) Does the commission of a Cabinet officer expire on March 4, and would this prevent succession?
Page 3 - "(d) Does the commission of a Cabinet officer expire on March 4, and would this prevent succession? "(e) For what length of time would a Cabinet officer act as President? "(f) Shall the choice of a Chief Executive be intrusted to the House of Representatives about to go out of existence when such House may even be under control of the party defeated at the preceding November election? "(g) Where the President elect dies before the second Wednesday in February, may the House of Representatives elect...
Page 3 - ... page. The expenses of such committee shall be paid out of the contingent funds of the Senate and House of Representatives in proportion to the membership of such committee from each House. (d) The committee shall from time to time report to both the Senate and the House of Representatives the results of its inquiries, together with its recommendations, and may prepare and submit bills or resolutions embodying such recommendations, and the final report of said committee shall be submitted not...
Page 51 - ... truth of the matter is, Mr. Chairman, that only a few countries in the world have a wilderness option. It is only the nations that are on large continents, only the nations that still have untouched virgin land, that have an option today to have a wilderness system such as we are talking about. As far as I know, there is no other country in the world that has established, as a matter of high national policy, a wilderness system, along the lines of the bill that the committee is considering here...
Page 20 - And if there should be more than two of the candidates for the Vice Presidency in a similar category, for how many, then, and for...

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