Image, Skeeze

white arched niche about ten feet across with molding, at ceiling; profile of painter standing in niche with white hard hat, blue sweater, white shirt and pants, beige sneakers, and glasses and moustache, repainting the red, blue and dark gold shield on a gold plaster eagle that takes up most of the niche; paint bucket and top of ladder visible at bottom. Eagle and painter facing each other
Section 4 

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4 Covering Congress in Emergencies


“When either House has too few Members able to attend to reach quorum, the executives of affected States will issue writs of election to fill those vacancies. But when less than three months remain in the term or when the President declares a state of emergency, a State's legislature may empower its executive to make temporary appointments before issuing writs of election; when that office is vacant, that legislature will have power to make temporary appointments before issuing writs of election; when a State's legislature also falls below possible quorum, its executive will have power to make temporary appointments to Congress before issuing writs of election, but if that office is also vacant a write-in election will take place. When writs do not issue promptly, a State may petition its legislature for an election.”