On Tuesday morning, members of Congress will read the entire U.S. Constitution aloud on the House of Representatives floor.
The line-by-line reading, which was championed by Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and other House Republicans, will begin at 10 a.m.. All members of the House have been invited to take part in the 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," Goodlatte said in a Monday statement. "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.”
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) also praised the reading as a testament to the importance of limited government.