Were they listening when they read the constitution aloud at the start of the congress?

No Constitutional shortcuts. When investigating American citizens, the government must comply with the Constitution, even in national security investigations

Challenging unconstitutional action. If a citizen challenges the government’s use of PATRIOT Act power in a court of law, the case must be expedited to ensure the individual’s rights are upheld.

A total of two House Republicans – Texas’ Ron Paul and North Carolina’s Walter Jones – voted for this, while 234 did not.

From The Washington Monthly

Were they listening when they read the constitution aloud at the start of the congress?