Impeachment Inquiry: William Jefferson Clinton, President of the United States : Presentation on Behalf of the President : Hearing Before the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifth Congress, Second Session, Impeachment Inquiry Pursuant to H. Res. 581: Presentation on Behalf of the President, December 8 and 9, 1998

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Page 402 - A number of electors of President and Vice President equal to the whole number of Senators and Representatives in Congress to which the District would be entitled if it were a State, but in no event more than the least populous State; they shall be in addition to those appointed by the States, but they shall be considered, for the purposes of the election of President and Vice President, to be electors appointed by a State; and they shall meet in the District and perform such duties as provided by...
Page 403 - Section 3. Whenever the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that he is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office...
Page 403 - Thereafter, when the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that no Inability exists, he shall resume the powers and duties of his office...
Page 402 - 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. Section 2. The Congress shall assemble at least once in every year, and such meeting shall begin at noon on the 3d day of January, unless they shall by law appoint a different day. Section 3. If, at the time fixed for the beginning of the term of the President, the President elect shall have died, the Vice-President elect shall become President.
Page 395 - States, and a Majority of all the States shall be necessary to a Choice. In every Case, after the Choice of the President, the Person having the greatest Number of Votes of the Electors shall be the Vice President. But if there should remain two or more who have equal Votes, the Senate shall chuse from them by Ballot the Vice President. The Congress may determine the Time of chusing the Electors, and the Day on which they shall give their Votes; which Day shall be the same throughout the United States.
Page 396 - President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors. ARTICLE III Section 1. The judicial Power of the United States shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish. The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good...
Page 398 - Jared Ingersoll James Wilson Gouv Morris Delaware Geo: Read Gunning Bedford Jun John Dickinson Richard Bassett Jaco : Broom Maryland James McHenry Dan of St. Thos Jenifer Danl. Carroll Virginia John Blair — James Madison Jr. North Carolina Wm. Blount Richd. Dobbs Spaight Hu Williamson South Carolina J. Rutledge, Charles Cptesworth Pinckney Charles Pinckney Pierce Butler Georgia William Few Abr Baldwin Attest WILLIAM JACKSON Secretary.
Page 398 - That it is the Opinion of this Convention, that as soon as the Conventions of nine States shall have ratified this Constitution, the United States in Congress assembled should fix a Day on which Electors should be appointed by the States which shall have ratified the same...
Page 401 - 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 402 - Congress may by law provide for the case wherein neither a President elect nor a Vice President elect shall have qualified, declaring who shall then act as President, or the manner in which one who is to act shall be selected, and such person shall act accordingly until a President or Vice President shall have qualified.

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