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Senate State Affairs Committee advances call to amend the U.S. Constitution


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The Senate State Affairs Committee honored Gov. Greg Abbott’s emergency item call for a Convention of States to amend the U.S. Constitution in its hearing Thursday morning. Sen. Eddie Lucio, D-Brownsville, who is known for sometimes siding with his Republican counterparts, voted to pass the bill onto the floor of the Senate. The lone dissenter was Sen. Judith Zaffrini, D-Laredo. The committee took up two pieces of legislation, Senate Bill 21 by Sen. Brian Birdwell, R-Granbury, and Senate Joint Resolution 2, which narrows the scope of the convention to federal fiscal restraints, checks on the power of federal government and term […]

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