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H.J.Res. 32: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to give States the authority to repeal Federal rules and regulations when the repeal is agreed to by the legislatures of two-thirds of the several States.

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Should a certain threshold of states be able to overturn policies set by the national government?


While it’s long been a widespread Republican belief that that the federal government has grown too large and wrested too much control away from states and localities, in the Trump era that’s increasingly becoming a Democratic belief too.

Republicans hated Obama’s federal rules setting national environmental standards, for example, while Democrats have supported sanctuary cities as a local alternative to Trump’s national immigration policies.

What the proposed constitutional amendment ...

Sponsor and status

Rob Bishop

Sponsor. Representative for Utah's 1st congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jan 22, 2019
Length: 2 pages
Jan 22, 2019

Introduced on Jan 22, 2019

This resolution is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on January 22, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.



Jan 22, 2019

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H.J.Res. 32 is a joint resolution in the United States Congress.

A joint resolution is often used in the same manner as a bill. If passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and signed by the President, it becomes a law. Joint resolutions are also used to propose amendments to the Constitution.

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