John Shadegg's 'Enumerated Powers Act' if passed, would require Congress to "specify the source of authority under the United States Constitution for the enactment of laws, and for other purposes."
Recently Congress has passed several bills that are unconstitutional. No where in the constitution does it give them the authority to pass such bills. According to the Tenth Amendment, any powers not given to the Congress (by the Constitution) are left up to the states and people.
Contact your representative today and ask them to bring John Shadegg's "Enumerated Powers Act" (also known as H.R. 450) to a vote. Also ask them to co-sponsor the bill if they haven't already. Here is the list of co-sponsors (38 total):
Rep Michele Bachmann [MN-6], Rep Brian P. Bilbray [CA-50], Rep Rob Bishop [UT-1], Rep Marsha Blackburn [TN-7], Rep John Boozman [AR-3], Rep Paul C. Broun [GA-10], Rep K. Michael Conaway [TX-11], Rep Geoff Davis [KY-4], Rep Jeff Flake [AZ-6], Rep Virginia Foxx [NC-5], Rep Trent Franks [AZ-2], Rep Scott Garrett [NJ-5], Rep Louie Gohmert [TX-1], Rep Bob Goodlatte [VA-6], Rep Dean Heller [NV-2], Rep Wally Herger [CA-2], Rep Peter Hoekstra [MI-2], Rep Sam Johnson [TX-3], Rep John Kline [MN-2], Rep Doug Lamborn [CO-5], Rep Connie Mack [FL-14], Rep Michael T. McCaul [TX-10], Rep Thaddeus G. McCotter [MI-11], Rep Patrick T. McHenry [NC-10], Rep Jeff Miller [FL-1], Rep Sue Wilkins Myrick [NC-9], Rep Ron Paul [TX-14], Rep Ted Poe [TX-2], Rep David P. Roe [TN-1], Rep Paul Ryan [WI-1], Rep Pete Sessions [TX-32], and Rep Lynn A. Westmoreland [GA-3].
Here are some of the co-sponsors who co-sponsored this bill in the last Congress, but have yet to do so in the 111th Congress -- look for your Representative, they might need an encouraging phone call. Mr. MARCHANT, Mr. BURTON of Indiana, Mr. AKIN, and Mr. BISHOP of New York.
To determine who your representative is you can visit www.Congress.org and type in your zip code. Congress.org has a web form where you can e-mail your representative directly from that page.
To read the text of H.R. 450 visit: http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h450/text
Unlike recent bailouts that were hundreds if not thousands of pages long, this bill only takes 2 minutes to read. Contact your congressman today to support this bill.