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4123 HISTORIC DOCUMENTS

out of the Treasury of the United States. They shall, in all cases

except treason, felony, and breach of the peace, be privileged from

arrest during their attendance at the session of their respective

houses, and in going to and returning from the same; and for any

speech or debate in either house they shall not be questioned in any

other place.

No Senator or Representative shall, during the time for which he

was elected, be appointed to any civil office under the authority of

the United States, which shall have been created, or the emoluments

whereof shall have been increased during such time; and no person

holding any office under the United States shall be a member of

either house during his continuance in office.

Section VII.-All bills for raising revenue shall originate in the

House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur

with amendments as on other bills.

Every bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives

and the Senate shall, before it become a law, be presented to the President of the United States; if he approves he shall sign it, but if not

he shall return it, with his objections, to that house in which it shall

have originated, who shall enter the objections at large on their

journal and proceed to reconsider it. If after such reconsideration

two-thirds of that house shall agree to pass the bill, it shall be sent,

together with the objections, to the other house, by which it shall

likewise be reconsidered, and if approved by two-thirds of that house

it shall become a law. But in all such cases the votes of both houses

shall be determined by yeas and nays, and the names of the persons

voting for and against the bill shall be entered on the journal of

each house respectively. If any bill shall not be returned by the

President within ten days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have

been presented to him, the same shall be a law, in like manner as if

he had signed it, unless the Congress by their adjournment prevent

its return, in which case it shall not be a law.

Every order, resolution, or vote to which the concurrence of the

Senate and House of Representatives may be necessary (except on a

question of adjournment) shall be presented to the President of

the United States; and before the same shall take effect, shall be

approved by him, or being disapproved by him, shall be repassed

by two-thirds of the Senate and House of Representatives, according to the rules and limitations prescribed in the case of a bill.