Constitutional convention measure advances to full Senate


A proposal asking Congress to call a constitutional convention to place fiscal limits on the federal government cleared a Senate committee Monday morning.

The Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee approved the resolution, which now goes to the full Senate where it will need support from two-thirds of the chamber. If it passes there it will need support from two-thirds of the House as well.

Lawmakers are looking to use a provision of the U.S. Constitution to get around an intransigent Congress to call a convention to amend the hallowed document.

Two-thirds of the states need . . .


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