Goodlatte Announces Reading of US Constitution on House Floor

Press Release

By:  Bob Goodlatte
Date: Jan. 14, 2013
Location: Washington, DC

On Tuesday, January 15, 2013 the U.S. Constitution will be read aloud from the floor of the House of Representatives. Congressman Goodlatte will lead the reading of the Constitution beginning at 10:00 a.m. The reading is open to all Members who are interested in participating and is expected to take between one and two hours. Congressman Goodlatte released the following statement about tomorrow's reading:

"One of the resounding themes I have heard from my constituents is that Congress should adhere to the Constitution and the finite list of powers it grants to the federal government. Our constitutional principles remain timeless and it is fitting that we start the 113th Congress by reading the Constitution aloud on the floor of the House of Representatives. The Constitution is the written consent the American people gave to their government to protect individual liberty and maintain limited government. This reading of the Constitution demonstrates that House Republicans are committed to our Constitution and the enduring principles for which it stands."

Tomorrow's reading is only the second time the U.S. Constitution has been read aloud in the House of Representatives. It was first read at the beginning of the 112th Congress when Republicans regained the majority.

To view this event, tune into C-SPAN at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 15 or watch online at http://houselive.gov/ or http://www.c-span.org/Live-Video/C-SPAN/.