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Rep. Rooney Honors Constitution Day


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Washington, Sep 17, 2010 -

U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney (FL-16) today announced passage by the House of Representatives of a resolution he cosponsored honoring Friday, September 17 as “Constitution Day.” 

“Although you probably won’t get the day off from work, and you won’t see many fireworks, Constitution Day is a day that all Americans should remember and treasure,” Rooney said.  “Our Constitution stands to this day as a guiding light for freedom and liberty because it endows the federal government with necessary powers, but sets deliberate limits on those powers.” 

Rooney also sponsored H. Res. 1006, a resolution reaffirming the House’s commitment to uphold and protect the 10th Amendment, which states, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” 

“Our founding fathers carefully limited the size and scope of the federal government.  Constitution Day should serve as a reminder to our elected officials about their solemn vow to uphold the Constitution, including the 10th Amendment.”

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