The Texas House has approved a resolution applying for a convention of states under Article V of the U.S. Constitution, making it the eleventh legislative chamber to pass this resolution in 2015.
— Convention of States (@COSProject) May 14, 2015
The resolution, which was adopted with 80 members voting in favor and 62 against, calls for a convention “for the purpose of proposing amendments to the Constitution of the United States that will impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government and limit the terms of office for officials of the federal government.”
Many state legislators view this is as a necessary step to restoring federalism in America.
Under Article V of the U.S. Constitution, states can call a convention to propose amendments to the Constitution if two-thirds of the states (34) pass…
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