Article I, Section 5

Each House shall be the Judge of the Elections, Returns and Qualifications of its own Members, and a Majority of each shall constitute a Quorum to do Business; but a smaller Number may adjourn from day to day, and may be authorized to compel the Attendance of absent Members, in such Manner, and under such Penalties as each House may provide.

Each House may determine the Rules of its Proceedings, punish its Members for disorderly Behaviour, and, with the Concurrence of two thirds, expel a Member.

Each House shall keep a Journal of its Proceedings, and from time to time publish the same, excepting such Parts as may in their Judgment require Secrecy; and the Yeas and Nays of the Members of either House on any question shall, at the Desire of one fifth of those Present, be entered on the Journal.

Neither House, during the Session of Congress, shall, without the Consent of the other, adjourn for more than three days, nor to any other Place than that in which the two Houses shall be sitting.

Published on October 25, 2011 at 12:35 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. The first section in Article 1, section 5 states that both the Senate and the House has the power to decide if their members are able to perform and also if they have been properly chosen. And a major part of each house has to make a quorum to carry on with business.

    The second section states that both the House and the Senate has its own rules and regulation, discipline their own member if they are acting out negatively and two thirds of each House has the authority to rule out a member.

    The third section states that both the House and Senate will have journals a record all actions. Both Houses will keep records of all agreements as well as disagreements in the journals.

    The fourth section states that both House respect one another and their independence of each other. To avoid issues, each house will conduct business meetings of three days.


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