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Michael Rumbaugh, TX State Media Liaison, HD109

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Convention of States Reaches Halfway Mark


NE and WI Latest States to Call for Convention to Rein in Federal Government Overreach

(Austin, TX—January 31, 2022) Convention of States Action (COSA), an organization of more than 5 million active grassroots volunteers representing every state legislative district in the nation, focuses on restoring a culture of self-governance in America. The organization is announcing today the 17th state legislature to pass a resolution officially calling for a Convention of States. Nebraska was one of 3 states last week—joined by South Dakota and Wisconsin—to vote on resolutions calling states to gather and propose amendments to the U.S. Constitution to rein in the powers of the federal government, curb government spending, and require term limits for Congress. Wisconsin’s legislature passed their resolution on Tuesday and the South Dakota resolution has passed the house and is headed to the senate next.

“We are now officially at the halfway mark for the number of states the Constitution requires to call a Convention of States to permanently limit the gross overreach of the federal government and restore balance to the republic based on the original design of our founders,” said Mark Meckler, President of Convention of States Action. “These grassroots victories have been years in the making but have accelerated rapidly in the last year, as more and more Americans realize the dangers of an out-of-control Washington, D.C., and the true power that average citizens have if they organize and refuse to surrender their God-given rights.”  

Article V of the U.S. Constitution gives states the power to call a Convention of States to propose amendments to the Constitution.

Quick Facts:

  • It takes 34 states to call a Convention of States and 38 to ratify any amendments that are proposed.
  • The resolutions that have been passed by states specify the convention can only discuss amendments that “limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, impose fiscal restraints, and place term limits on federal officials.”
  • States that have passed the Convention of States Resolution: Georgia, Alaska, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, Indiana, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arizona, North Dakota, Texas, Missouri, Arkansas, Utah, Mississippi, Wisconsin, Nebraska.
  • On Friday, January 28th, the Nebraska state legislature passed a resolution calling for a Convention of States with a vote of 32 yea, 11 nay and 4 not voting.
  • On Tuesday, January 25th, the Wisconsin legislature officially called for a Convention of States with the Wisconsin State House passing a resolution on a 17-16 vote, with the Senate concurring.
  • The South Dakota legislature passed a Convention of States Resolution through their house chamber, and the resolution now moves to the South Dakota Senate.


About Convention of States Action—Boasting a grassroots network of over 5 million supporters and volunteers, Convention of States’ mission is to restore a culture of self-governance in America and to curtail federal overreach. Its primary focus in accomplishing this mission is using a limited Article V Convention to propose constitutional amendments that impose limitations on the size and scope of the federal government, including a balanced budget requirement and term limits for federal officials.

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Physicians for COS

The diagnosis is clear.

We have a growing cancer today known as the Obamacare. As a result physicians are no longer free to practice medicine.

No profession feels the full force of the federal government more than physicians. The medical profession is the most highly regulated profession in the United States. The practice of medicine is controlled, taxed, and regulated to the point of being destroyed by the heavy hand of the federal government.

Physicians are told how to bill, how much to charge, and how to treat patients. They are mandated to use expensive electronic medical records. The federally enacted HIPPA (Health Information Privacy and Portability Act) makes the communication between physicians and atients burdensome, inefficient,and expensive. Every physician is required by federal mandate to register with the government to obtain an NPI (national provider identifier.) We are required by federal law to obtain and pay for a license to prescribe medication through the DEA, which is separate from our state licensure.

This heavy hand of government not only oversees the largest federal health bureaucracy ever created, but by extension reaches into every state, every city, and every small town to regulate how every licensed physician practices the art of medicine and how citizens obtain care.

The treatment is also clear.

The prescription for a cure was written into our constitution by our founders. Article V of our constitution allows for the states to call for a convention of states to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government through the proposal of constitutional amendments. Physicians should be the strongest supporters of this brilliantly-crafted states’ rights tool placed into our constitution by our founders.

I urge my fellow American physicians to join with me in supporting an Article V Convention of States to take back control of the practice of medicine. It’s the only way that we can return the practice of medicine back to the intimate relationship between a doctor and patient without interference by the heavy hand of a distant, national government.

Jeffrey I. Barke, M.D. Family Physician Newport Beach, CA
Convention of states action

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