FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 05/05/2017
REPRESENTATIVE MILLER PASSES ARTICLE V CONVENTION OF STATES RESOLUTION
AUSTIN – Thursday, Representative Rick Miller passed Senate Joint Resolution 2 (SJR 2) calling for a convention of states to amend the U.S. Constitution. Upon passage of SJR 2, Texas became the 11th state calling for Congress to convene the convention of states.
SJR 2 calls for a convention of states under Article V of the United States Constitution with a specific focus on imposing fiscal restraints on the federal government, limiting the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limiting the terms of office of federal officials and members of Congress.
“The passage of SJR 2 is the culmination of three years of hard work. I am honored to have carried the House version,” said Miller. “Today marks an important step towards restraining a runaway federal government and returning power back to the states and their respective citizens as our Founders intended,” state Governor Greg Abbott. Abbott declared legislation supporting an Article V Convention of States an emergency item during his State of the State address in January.
Representative Rick Miller is a decorated military veteran, having served in the United States Navy for thirty years. Miller was first elected in 2012 and currently serves on the House Appropriations Committee and the House Human Services Committee. He represents the communities of Sugar Land and part of Richmond in Texas House District 26.
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