The Constitution

Summary

If a Senator or Congressman has voiced an opinion on the Constitution or the governments adherence to the Constitution, it will be shown under the Constitution tab. While there have been no votes on the Constitution, there has ben legislation introduced to require that federal laws indicate which section of the Constitution grants them the authority to enact that law. 

 

Enumerated Powers Act

A version of the Enumerated Powers Act has been introduced in previous sessions of Congress.  A summary of the act is shown below.

Enumerated Powers Act - Requires each Act of Congress to contain a concise and definite statement of the constitutional authority relied upon for the enactment of each portion of that Act. Declares that failure to comply with this requirement shall give rise to a point of order in either chamber of Congress.

 

Additional Legislation

Each year, there are numerous bills introduced that are not voted on in the House or Senate. These bills may be sponsored by numerous people and a representative's co-sponsorship of that legislation gives insight into that person's viewpoints.

Senate Bills on The Constitution
SessionBill NumberCo-SponsorsBill Title
111S 8752Presidential Signing Statements Act of 2009
111S 402030Restoring the 10th Amendment Act
111S 131920The Enumerated Powers Act
110S 315922Enumerated Powers Act
 

House Bills on The Constitution
SessionBill NumberCo-SponsorsBill Title
112H R 12526Enumerated Powers Act
112H R 4556410th Amendment Regulatory Reform Act
111H Res 686173A resolution expressing that the constitution should be taught in high school
110H R 135953Enumerated Powers Act
109H R 11011Congressional Responsibility Act of 2003