Summary: H.J.Res.708 — 93rd Congress (1973-1974)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (08/03/1973)

Constitutional Amendment - States that there shall be such power vested in the Congress of the United States that upon enactment by two-thirds of the Senate and the House of Representatives present of a joint resolution that the President has failed or refused faithfully to execute the laws enacted by Congress; or that he has willfully exceeded the powers vested in him by this Constitution and the laws of the United States; or that he has caused or willfully permitted the rights of citizens of the United States to be trespassed upon in violation of this Constitution, the laws of the United States, or treaties made, or which shall be made, under their authority; the Congress shall by legislation enact a law which shall be excluded from the provisions enumerated in Article I, section 7 of this Constitution requiring presentation to and signature by the President of all laws by Congress; provide for a special election for President and Vice President of the United States, such special election to be held within ninety days from the date of the enactment of the joint resolution. Requires that such special election shall be by direct popular vote of the registered voters of the several States.

Provides that the special election shall be held pursuant to law enacted by Congress and necessary campaign funds and allied expenses of the political parties participating in such special election shall be financed exclusively from the funds which the Congress shall appropriate.

Permits the incumbent President and Vice President to be eligible for renomination as candidates of their respective political party for reelection; and, if reelected, shall be considered as continuing to fulfill the term of office for which orginally serving.