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    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Members of the U.S. House read most of the Constitution aloud on the floor of the House today (Tuesday), but attendance was low.

    120 Congressmen and women were expected to read parts of the Constitution, but only 74 ended up taking part.

    Parts that have been amended or revoked by later parts -- such as prohibition and slavery -- were skipped over.

    Eligibility requirements for the presidency were among the parts that made air.

    Rep. Scott Tipton, (R) Colorado, read, "No person except a national born citizen, or a citizen of the united states, at the time of the adoption of this constitution, shall be eligible to the office of president; neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained to the age of thirty five years, and been fourteen years a resident within the united states."

     

     

    In that section, for some reason, the order of succession in case a president is unable to serve anymore was not read.

    The practice of reading the Constitution started two years ago, when Republicans took control of the chamber and vowed to legislate by the Constitution.

    Today was the second time the document has been read out loud in its near-entirety.

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