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  • ICYMI: Rep. Rishop Outlines an Alternative to No Child Left Behind
    Posted in 10th Amendment In the News on April 3, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Government Reform

    Rob Bluey, The Heritage Foundation Follow this link to: Listen to the interview with Rep. Rob Bishop on this week’s Scribecast More than half of states have asked the U.S. Department of Education for a waiver from No Child Left Behind. Ten years after President George W. Bush signed the law, the Obama administration appears willing to grant waivers, so long as states adopt a new set of requirements favored by the current occupant in the White House. Chief among them is the Common Core State Stan... Read more

  • 15 Bills to Restore the Balance of Power Between Washington, the States and the People
    Posted in 10th Amendment In the News on February 7, 2012 | Preview rr

    Education: 1. H.R. 2514: The Academic Partnerships Lead Us to Success Act or A-PLUS Act Brief Description: This legislation would allow states to enter into a five-year performance agreement with the U.S. Secretary of Education, allowing states complete autonomy to improve and enhance their education system without federal interference. Sponsor: Rep. Rob Bishop (UT-01) 2. H.R. 3176: Local Education Authority Returns Now Act Brief Description: Requires the Secretary of Education to determine cred... Read more

  • Conservatives push amendment for repeal
    Posted in 10th Amendment In the News on December 5, 2010 | Preview rr

    By Associated Press Conservative activists are looking to build momentum for a long-shot amendment to the Constitution, introduced last week in the U.S. House, to allow states to repeal pieces of federal legislation they find onerous. The measure’s first target: President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. Dozens of state lawmakers have announced their backing of the proposal that would allow statehouses and governors to block laws or regulations from Washington. Although Democrats’ massive h... Read more

  • Party Lines: Should states be able to negate federal laws? Read more: Davis County Clipper - Party Lines Should states be able to negate federal laws
    Posted in 10th Amendment In the News on December 4, 2010 | Preview rr

    by Ben Horsley Davis County Clipper click here for the full story First and foremost, thank you Congressman Rob Bishop for taking the time to visit with me regarding this proposed amendment. I very much appreciate having a congressional representative who is so responsive when contacted. Let’s first clarify what this amendment is not. This is not about nullification. Nullification is saying federal law doesn’t apply to Utah, whereas it may apply everywhere else. This is not about states’ rights ... Read more

  • Brian Calle: Repeal Amendment deserves debate
    Posted in 10th Amendment In the News on December 2, 2010 | Preview rr

    By BRIAN CALLE, The Orange County Register click here to read the full story When the new Congress – including many representatives and a senators purporting to be ideological, citizen activists inspired by the Tea Party – takes office Jan. 2, it is likely that perhaps the most unsettled issue in the nation's history will be showcased : the debate over state's rights. This time, though, it may take the form of a proposed constitutional amendment to empower states against federal overreaches. It ... Read more

  • The Repeal Amendment: one good idea
    Posted in 10th Amendment In the News on December 2, 2010 | Preview rr

    Charles Martin Cosgriff, Wayne County Conservative Examiner click here to read the full story "Any provision of law or regulation of the United States may be repealed by the several states, and such repeal shall be effective when the legislatures of two-thirds of the several states approve resolutions for this purpose that particularly describe the same provision or provisions of law or regulation to be repealed." This is the text of the so-called Repeal Amendment, a proposal put forth by Utah ... Read more

  • Tea Party Pushes Amendment to Veto Congress
    Posted in 10th Amendment In the News on December 2, 2010 | Preview rr

    Andrea Stone Senior Washington Correspondent click here to read the full story First there were angry town hall meetings and rallies. Then a voter wave that elected dozens of tea party Republicans to Congress. And now, as conservatives vow to teach Washington what the framers really had in mind, comes a proposal to amend the U.S. Constitution to give the states unprecedented power over the federal government. The "repeal amendment," introduced Tuesday by Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, with the backing... Read more

  • Lawmakers Push Repeal Amendment to Create More Checks and Balances
    Posted in 10th Amendment In the News on November 30, 2010 | Preview rr

    by Sarah Courtney-- Fox News Read the full story here: Lawmakers from around the country met Tuesday morning to support an amendment which would enable states to repeal federal legislation. The Repeal Amendment states the following: "Any provision of law or regulation of the United States may be repealed by the several states, and such repeal shall be effective when the legislatures of two-thirds of the several states approve resolutions for this purpose that particularly describe the same provi... Read more

  • Bishop wants states to be able to kill federal laws
    Posted in 10th Amendment In the News on November 30, 2010 | Preview rr

    By Matt Canham The Salt Lake Tribune click here for the full story If the president really doesn’t like an act of Congress, he can take out his veto pen and kill it. Rep. Rob Bishop believes states deserve to have a very similar power. Bishop, R-Utah, announced Tuesday that he would sponsor a constitutional amendment that would allow states to reject an act of Congress as long as two-thirds of them were in agreement. Dubbed the Repeal Amendment, it is the brainchild of Randy Barnett, a law prof... Read more

  • Rep. Rob Bishop backs measure giving states more power
    Posted in 10th Amendment In the News on November 30, 2010 | Preview rr

    By Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News click here to read the full story Rep. Rob Bishop and outgoing Utah House Speaker Dave Clark are among the backers of a "repeal amendment" to the U.S. Constitution to give states more power over the federal government. On Tuesday, Bishop introduced the proposed amendment that would allow two-thirds of the states to band together to repeal any federal law or regulation they oppose. "If you get two-thirds of the states going against something, it's pretty clear it... Read more