Skip to comments.House resolution calling for Article V Convention approved by Senate
Posted on 03/13/2016 3:45:00 PM PDT by cotton1706
CHARLESTON, W.Va. After some debate Saturday afternoon, the Senate joined the House in approving a resolution that would put West Virginia on the list of states supporting an Article V Convention for consideration of a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Though shorter than the Houses debate, similar arguments were made before a 17-16, party-line vote in favor of the measure.
The Senate originally proposed its own Article V Convention resolution, S.C.R. 10, that also included limiting the power and jurisdiction of the federal government and limiting the terms of office for its officials and for members of Congress.
However, the House rejected the proposal in favor of its own resolution, H.C.R. 36.
The House resolution reads as follows:
That the amendments convention contemplated by this application shall be entirely focused upon and exclusively limited to the subject matter of proposing for ratification an amendment to the Constitution providing that, in the absence of a national emergency, the total of all federal appropriations made by the Congress for any fiscal year may not exceed the total of all estimated federal revenues for that fiscal year together with any related and appropriate fiscal restraints.
A total of 34 states must approve resolutions before Congress can be petitioned to call an Article V Convention.
Amendments that emerge from any possible convention would require approval from Houses and Senates in 38, or three-fourths of, states.
For the balanced budget amendment, 27 states have passed resolutions, while the broader convention call in S.C.R. 10 has approval from six states.
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WV state house. How is Saira Blair doing? She is 19.
They keep piling in.
Article V ping!
An Indonesian Muslim as POTUS, a treasonous congress, and a supreme court justice being bumped off.
Just what is their definition of national emergency?
“WV state house. How is Saira Blair doing? She is 19.”
Is she a legislator there? I don’t know. I live in MA.
They should not be limiting it so severely. There are many things that need to be done to set things right. A balanced budget requirement isn’t even a start.
“Comprehensive “ can be a dirty word.
Frankly, I think a single-issue convention would be a good thing. It would set precedent, get rules established, and get the states used to re-establishing their role in our federal republic.
Some legislators and legislatures are very nervous about a convention proposing amendments. If one convention is successful in approving an amendment and sending it to the states, there could be other single-issue conventions, or a general issue convention.
Either way, the people, through their legislatures, can begin to rein in the federal leviathan.
Ha ha ha, the jokes on us.
We have been in a continuous state of emergency since 1979 hostage crisis. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2014/10/22/president-obama-states-of-emergency/16851775/
This is an exercise in futility unless we get the Federal government to stop declaring everything a national emergency.
The uniparty will fight to its death to prevent a convention of the states. They know it will be “game over” once the nation realizes there is a power above scotus, the president and the DC establishment.
But what a waste of effort. Each provision would be voted on separately. Why not just go with everything Mark Levin put in his book & a few others & send them to the states now.
I’ve been reading about a Convention of the States for years. It would be a pity to let this opportunity go by the boards when so much could be accomplished. For Heaven’s sake, make the most of it!
Everything except for pre-born genocide (legalized 1973) and other abominations. Carry on.
29th state for a balanced budget amendment, not 28th.
Since 1933. Congress repealed some of the FDR states of emergency in 1974 after Watergate, but some of them are still active.
I thought it was 1933, but couldn’t verify it.
We’ve been in a perpetual state of emergency for 83 years...see how easy power is to usurp?! /sarc
If I were President, I would repeal all states of emergency, except for the one enacted after 911, and even then, I would scrutinize that one to see if its scope could be more limited.
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