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The Constitution and the 111th Congress

September 17, 2009 - by Donny Shaw

On this Constitution Day, here’s a abbreviated list of what members of the current 111th Congress are proposing to do to the Constitution in the form of legislation.

Amend it:

H.J.Res.36 – Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to abolish the Electoral College and provide for the direct election of the President and Vice President by the popular vote of all citizens of the United States regardless of place of residence.

H.J.Res.57 – Preserving Capitalism in America Amendment – Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to prohibit the United States from owning stock in corporations.

H.J.Res.61 – Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to equal rights for men and women.

H.J.Res.48 – Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to abolishing personal income, estate, and gift taxes and prohibiting United States Government from engaging in business in competition with its citizens.

H.J.Res.47 – Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States giving Congress power to prohibit the physical desecration of the flag of the United States

H.J.Res.41 – Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to prohibit the President from entering into a treaty or other international agreement that would provide for the United States to adopt as legal tender in the United States a currency issued by an entity other than the United States.

H.J.Res.5 – Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the twenty-second article of amendment, thereby removing the limitation on the number of terms an individual may serve as President.

S.J.Res.1 – A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to limiting the number of terms that a Member of Congress may serve.

Print it:

S.Con.Res.35 – A concurrent resolution authorizing printing of the pocket version of the United States Constitution.

H.R.2854 – Liberty Bill Act To require the Secretary of the Treasury to redesign $1 Federal reserve notes so as to incorporate the preamble to the Constitution of the United States, a list describing the Articles of the Constitution, and a list describing the Amendments to the Constitution, on the reverse side of such notes.

Teach it:

H.Res.686 – Recommending that the United States Constitution be taught to high school students throughout the Nation in September of their senior year.

H.Res.275 – Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that all public elementary schools and public secondary schools should display a copy of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.

Follow it:

S.1319 – Enumerated Powers Act A bill to require Congress to specify the source of authority under the United States Constitution for the enactment of laws, and for other purposes.

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