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Capitol Hill Watch Alert

House to Vote on The Tax Limitation Constitutional Amendment (H. J. Res. 96)

The House of Representatives is expected to vote on the Tax Limitation Constitutional Amendment (H. J. Res. 96) on Wednesday, June 12, 2002 (To view Full text of legislation ).  A concurrence of two-thirds of those present and voting for final adoption would be required by H.J. Res. 96 which proposes to amend the U.S. Constitution to require that any bill, resolution or other legislative measure changing the internal revenue laws be considered by each House of Congress.  However, if there is a declaration of war in effect or if the U.S. is engaged in a military conflict which causes an imminent and serious threat to national security and which is declared to exist and was adopted by a majority vote in both Houses and signed into law by the President, Congress may waive the so-called super-majority. And if the bill, resolution or legislative measure can be determined at the time of adoption, in a reasonable manner prescribed by law, to increase taxes by a de minimus amount, then the two-thirds requirement of the constitutional amendment does not apply.    

What Can You Do?

Urge your representative to Support the Tax Limitation Constitutional Amendment (H. J. Res. 96).

Contact Information:

Capitol Hill Switchboard Numbers: 202-225-3121 or 202-224-3121 (Those numbers will direct you to the Capitol Hill operator. Ask for your representative's office.)

To go to your representative's website, find his E-mail or to find out who your representative is... http://www.house.gov/house/MemberWWW.html

To electronically mail your U.S. House of Representative, go to http://www.house.gov/htbin/wrep_findrep.


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