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Md. Senate Voting to Repeal Calls to Amend US Constitution

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(Credit: maryland.gov) (Credit: maryland.gov)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Maryland Senate is scheduled to vote on repealing previous calls to the U.S. Congress to hold a constitutional convention.
    
The joint resolution is on the agenda for Monday night's session.
    
The Maryland General Assembly has passed four calls for a convention since the 1930s to amend the U.S. Constitution. The last one in the 1970s called for an amendment that requires a balanced federal budget.
    
The resolution nullifies any and all prior applications to Congress to call a convention. Other applications involved restoring school prayer and ending the federal income tax.
    
It was part of a package of initiatives Maryland Democrats outlined in January out of concern for what could happen during a constitutional convention during President Donald Trump's administration.
 

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