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Official Titles

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Official Title as Introduced

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to parental rights.

Actions Overview (1)

06/18/2013Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

07/15/2013Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
06/18/2013Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/18/2013Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (80)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Marchant, Kenny [R-TX-24]* 06/18/2013
Rep. Franks, Trent [R-AZ-8]* 06/18/2013
Rep. Bonner, Jo [R-AL-1]* 06/18/2013
Rep. Gingrey, Phil [R-GA-11]* 06/18/2013
Rep. McClintock, Tom [R-CA-4]* 06/18/2013
Rep. Graves, Tom [R-GA-14]* 06/18/2013
Rep. Coble, Howard [R-NC-6]* 06/18/2013
Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4]* 06/18/2013
Rep. Pitts, Joseph R. [R-PA-16]* 06/18/2013
Rep. Wolf, Frank R. [R-VA-10]* 06/18/2013
Rep. Westmoreland, Lynn A. [R-GA-3]* 06/18/2013
Rep. Duncan, Jeff [R-SC-3]* 06/18/2013
Rep. Lamborn, Doug [R-CO-5]* 06/18/2013
Rep. Bachmann, Michele [R-MN-6]* 06/18/2013
Rep. Huelskamp, Tim [R-KS-1]* 06/18/2013
Rep. Bridenstine, Jim [R-OK-1]* 06/18/2013
Rep. Walberg, Tim [R-MI-7]* 06/18/2013
Rep. Upton, Fred [R-MI-6]* 06/18/2013
Rep. Miller, Jeff [R-FL-1]* 06/18/2013
Rep. Collins, Doug [R-GA-9]* 06/18/2013
Rep. Hudson, Richard [R-NC-8]* 06/18/2013
Rep. Harris, Andy [R-MD-1]* 06/18/2013
Rep. Forbes, J. Randy [R-VA-4]* 06/18/2013
Rep. Hunter, Duncan D. [R-CA-50]* 06/18/2013
Rep. Huizenga, Bill [R-MI-2]* 06/18/2013
Rep. Broun, Paul C. [R-GA-10]* 06/18/2013
Rep. Stutzman, Marlin A. [R-IN-3]* 06/18/2013
Rep. Pittenger, Robert [R-NC-9]* 06/18/2013
Rep. Wenstrup, Brad R. [R-OH-2]* 06/18/2013
Rep. Barton, Joe [R-TX-6]* 06/18/2013
Rep. Mulvaney, Mick [R-SC-5]* 06/18/2013
Rep. Neugebauer, Randy [R-TX-19]* 06/18/2013
Rep. Wilson, Joe [R-SC-2]* 06/18/2013
Rep. Johnson, Bill [R-OH-6]* 06/18/2013
Rep. Fortenberry, Jeff [R-NE-1]* 06/18/2013
Rep. Nugent, Richard B. [R-FL-11]* 06/18/2013
Rep. Jordan, Jim [R-OH-4]* 06/18/2013
Rep. Salmon, Matt [R-AZ-5]* 06/18/2013
Rep. Cole, Tom [R-OK-4]* 06/18/2013
Rep. Jones, Walter B., Jr. [R-NC-3] 07/16/2013
Rep. LaMalfa, Doug [R-CA-1] 07/16/2013
Rep. Nunes, Devin [R-CA-22] 07/16/2013
Rep. Buchanan, Vern [R-FL-16] 07/16/2013
Rep. Bentivolio, Kerry L. [R-MI-11] 07/16/2013
Rep. Guthrie, Brett [R-KY-2] 07/16/2013
Rep. Latham, Tom [R-IA-3] 07/16/2013
Rep. Kline, John [R-MN-2] 07/16/2013
Rep. Harper, Gregg [R-MS-3] 07/16/2013
Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large] 07/16/2013
Rep. Culberson, John Abney [R-TX-7] 07/16/2013
Rep. Noem, Kristi L. [R-SD-At Large] 07/16/2013
Rep. Wittman, Robert J. [R-VA-1] 07/16/2013
Rep. Rogers, Mike D. [R-AL-3] 07/16/2013
Rep. Duncan, John J., Jr. [R-TN-2] 07/16/2013
Rep. Coffman, Mike [R-CO-6] 07/16/2013
Rep. Tiberi, Patrick J. [R-OH-12] 07/16/2013
Rep. Camp, Dave [R-MI-4] 08/01/2013
Rep. Fleischmann, Charles J. "Chuck" [R-TN-3] 08/01/2013
Rep. Roskam, Peter J. [R-IL-6] 08/01/2013
Rep. Fincher, Stephen Lee [R-TN-8] 08/01/2013
Rep. Bishop, Rob [R-UT-1] 08/01/2013
Rep. King, Steve [R-IA-4] 10/15/2013
Rep. Hartzler, Vicky [R-MO-4] 10/15/2013
Rep. Rokita, Todd [R-IN-4] 10/15/2013
Rep. Carter, John R. [R-TX-31] 12/19/2013
Rep. Long, Billy [R-MO-7] 12/19/2013
Rep. Calvert, Ken [R-CA-42] 12/19/2013
Rep. Schock, Aaron [R-IL-18] 12/19/2013
Rep. Hultgren, Randy [R-IL-14] 12/19/2013
Rep. Lummis, Cynthia M. [R-WY-At Large] 03/11/2014
Rep. Marino, Tom [R-PA-10] 03/14/2014
Rep. Benishek, Dan [R-MI-1] 04/10/2014
Rep. Barletta, Lou [R-PA-11] 04/28/2014
Rep. Yoho, Ted S. [R-FL-3] 05/13/2014
Rep. Pompeo, Mike [R-KS-4] 05/20/2014
Rep. Hensarling, Jeb [R-TX-5] 06/09/2014
Rep. Kelly, Mike [R-PA-3] 06/17/2014
Rep. Ross, Dennis A. [R-FL-15] 06/17/2014
Rep. Thompson, Glenn [R-PA-5] 09/08/2014
Rep. Schweikert, David [R-AZ-6] 09/15/2014

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Judiciary06/18/2013 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution and Civil Justice07/15/2013 Referred to

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Subjects (6)

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Introduced in House (06/18/2013)

Constitutional Amendment - States that the liberty of parents to direct the upbringing, education, and care of their children is a fundamental right.

Declares further that the parental right to direct education includes the right to choose public, private, religious, or home schools, and the right to make reasonable choices within public schools for one's child.

States that neither the United States nor any state shall infringe upon this right without demonstrating that its governmental interest, as applied to the person, is of the highest order and not otherwise served.

Prohibits this article from being construed to apply to a parental action or decision that would end life.

Declares that no treaty may be adopted nor shall any source of international law be employed to supersede, modify, interpret, or apply to the rights guaranteed by this amendment.