Republican Proposes Amending Constitution in Possible Effort to Block Health Reform

December 2, 2010

(ChattahBox U.S. News)—Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT) introduced a proposed amendment to the Constitution yesterday that would give states the right to veto federal legislation, rawstory.com reports. Supporters of the amendment hope to use it to oppose health care overhaul and other federal laws.

Under Bishop’s proposal, if two-thirds of the U.S. states agreed to repeal any particular federal legislation, the “Repeal Amendment” would allow them to do so. Bishop said that the amendment is “not necessarily about health care, but you can see why we’re talking about it,” rawstory.com notes. Analysts believe that getting the amendment passed will be an uphill battle for Bishop.

Meanwhile, in other Constitutional news, saying that the 14th Amendment “has been misconstrued,” Rep. Steve King (R-IA) plans to introduce a bill to deny birthright citizenship to children who are born in the U.S. if their parents are illegal immigrants, rawstory.com reports.


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One Response to “Republican Proposes Amending Constitution in Possible Effort to Block Health Reform”

  1. Old Man Dotes on December 2nd, 2010 12:35 pm

    Please note that King will attempt to repeal all parts of the Fourteenth Amendment that allow non-White citizens to exercise their rights as citizens’ he represents the KKK and the American Nazi Party, both of whom contribute heavily to his re-election campaign funds.

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