JEFFERSON CITY — A House committee has approved a measure calling for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would allow states to block laws passed by Congress.
The Missouri measure would allow states to repeal a federal law if 34 states vote against it. The Missouri House Rules Committee has approved the resolution.
The resolution is sponsored by Republican House member Jay Barnes of Jefferson City. Barnes says one way states could use the power would be to repeal the federal health care law passed last year.
The resolution now goes to the full House.