Washington, DC — Citizens United announced an awareness campaign promoting H.J. Res. 55, a Constitutional Amendment that will prohibit Members of Congress from exempting themselves from the laws they pass. H.J. Res. 55 is sponsored by Congressmen Ron DeSantis (R-FL) and Matt Salmon (R-AZ). To promote this important Constitutional Amendment, Citizens United has produced a video highlighting why this proposed amendment is so important in the effort to rebuild people’s trust in government. You can view this grassroots call-to-action here.
“We introduced H.J. Res. 55 the morning that news broke that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi had reached a deal with the Obama Administration to provide special Obamacare subsidies for Members of Congress and their staff,” said Congressman DeSantis. “This amendment is vital to ensure that every American plays by the same rules no matter if you are a member of the Washington elite or a small business owner in Daytona Beach.”
“I think over the years Americans have probably gotten more incensed about Congress exempting themselves from certain laws that we end up passing on to the citizens as if Members of Congress are part of an aristocracy,” said Congressman Salmon. “Every individual out there that cares about this Constitutional Republic should get on the phone and call their Member of Congress and urge them to support H.J. Res 55.”
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“This Constitutional Amendment has now become necessary and Congressmen DeSantis and Salmon are setting the example for the rest of Congress. They must follow the laws that they pass,” said David N. Bossie, President of Citizens United. “Members of the Washington elite should not live by a separate set of laws and this important video is a call to action urging the grassroots to support H.J. Res. 55 – call your Member of Congress today.”