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H.J.Res. 45: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to clarify the presidential pardoning power.


The text of the resolution below is as of Apr 22, 2021 (Introduced).


IA

117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. J. RES. 45

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 22, 2021

submitted the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

JOINT RESOLUTION

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to clarify the presidential pardoning power.

That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years after the date of its submission for ratification:

The President shall have no power to grant to himself a reprieve or pardon for an offense against the United States.

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