Proposed Amendment to the Constitution of the United States Fixing the Commencement of the Terms of President and Vice President and Members of Congress, and Fixing the Time of the Assembling of Congress: Hearings Before the Committee on Election of President, Vice President, and Representatives in Congress of the House of Representatives Sixty-ninth Congress, First Session, on H.J. Res. 56, H.J. Res. 164, S.J. Res. 9, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, January 18, February 22, 1926 Testimony of Hon. Levi Cooke Hon. Henry R. Rathbone Hon. Ralph F. Lozier
United States. U.S. Congress. House. Committee on election of president, vice president and etc, United States. Congress. House. Committee on Election of President, Vice-President, and Representatives in Congress
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1926 - 26 pages
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Page 16 - Section 4 The Congress may by law provide for the case of the death of any of the persons from whom the House of Representatives may choose a President whenever the right of choice shall have devolved upon them...
Page 2 - 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 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, 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 3 - Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), That the following amendment to the Constitution be, and hereby is, proposed to the States, to become valid as a part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of the several States as provided by the Constitution: "Article —. "SECTION 1.
Page 3 - 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. Sec. 2. The Congress shall assemble at least once in every year, and such meeting shall begin at noon on the 3rd day of January, unless they shall by law appoint a different day.
Page 3 - Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States fixing the commencement of the terms of President and Vice President and Members of Congress and fixing the time of the assembling of Congress.
Page 3 - SBC. 2. The Congress shall assemble at least once in every year, and such meeting shall be on the 4th day of January, unless they shall by law appoint a different day. "SEC. 3.
Page 2 - Congress shall assemble at least once in every year, and such meeting shall begin at noon on the 2d day of January, unless they shall by law appoint a different day. 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 10 - That Congress shall be in session on the second Wednesday in February succeeding every meeting of the electors. The Senate and House of Representatives shall meet in the Hall of the House of Representatives at the hour of one o'clock in the afternoon on that day, and the President of the Senate shall be their presiding officer.
Page 3 - 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.