Monday, January 19, 2015

Convention of States Bill Filed in Virginia

Many states are learning they have the power to limit the federal government. Time to return the power to the people.
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Your State Legislator can stop the feds
Reining in the power of the federal government could be as easy —and as difficult — as convening a convention of states.
Advocates say they are making headway in Virginia.
HJ 497, introduced by Delegate Scott Lingamfelter, R-Woodbridge, says it “Makes application to Congress to call a convention of the states to propose amendments to the United States Constitution to restrain the abuse of power by the federal government.” SJ 269, a companion measure sponsored by Sen. Ryan McDougle, R-Mechanicsville, is in the Senate hopper this session. McDougle chairs the Senate Republican Caucus. 

Another proposal, HJ 498, patroned by Delegate Steve Landes, R-Verona, would limit the convention to one amendment.
Citizens for Self-Governance, a political organization dedicated to curbing federal spending and authority, lays out this scenario, per Article V.
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