FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 09/22/2016
MILLER PARTICIPATES IN FIRST-EVER SIMULATED CONVENTION OF STATES
AUSTIN — The Article V movement is growing as a result of Americans challenging the over-reach of the Federal Government that has crossed its constitutional bounds. Citizens for Self-Governance is hosting the first-ever Article V simulated Convention of States, September 21-23 in Williamsburg, Virginia, and Representative Rick Miller will be attending as a commissioner representing Texas. Forty-eight states are sending legislators to act as commissioners in performing a test run of an actual Article V convention.
“The overreach of the Federal Government is greatly impacting the state of Texas. The sole purpose of this convention is to propose amendments to the Constitution. Now is the time to act and I look forward to participating in this process,” said Miller. “I have been assigned to the Fiscal Restraints Committee at the Simulated Convention of States and look forward to learning more about the Article V convention process and talking about amendments.”
Using draft convention rules crafted by the world’s leading Article V scholar, Robert Natelson, and Constitutional expert, Michael Farris, state delegations will demonstrate to the nation that the process designed by our Founders is ready to be deployed as the ultimate “check” on the Federal Government. At this historic event, state delegations will perform a simulation of an Article V convention called to consider amendment proposals that “impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and set term limits for its officials and for Members of Congress.”
Citizens have been asked to participate in the Convention of States poll on which amendments should be discussed during the convention that begins on Sept 21st. The top three amendment priorities polled by Convention of States Project supporters included; 1) term limits on federal officials, 2) a balanced-budget amendment, and 3) limiting executive orders and burdensome regulations.
Representative Miller was first elected to office in 2012 to represent House District 26. He currently serves on the House Appropriations Committee and the House Public Health Committee.
Contact: Courtney Hjaltman