ARTICLE 2, SECTION 3 - HE SHALL FROM TIME TO TIME GIVE TO THE CONGRESS INFORMATION OF THE STATE OF THE UNION...

Short Version -- This is a summary of the important issues covered in this section of the U.S. Constitution. 

  • The President reports to Congress on the state of the Union.
  • The President receives ambassadors.
  • The President makes sure that the laws are carried out.

Long Version -- This is the text of the Actual U.S. Constitution. 

He shall from time to time give to the Congress information of the state of the union, and recommend to their consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in case of disagreement between them, with respect to the time of adjournment, he may adjourn them to such time as he shall think proper; he shall receive ambassadors and other public ministers; he shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed, and shall commission all the officers of the United States.

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