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            By Mrs. ROBY:
        H.R. 1712.
        Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant 
     to the following:
       Under Article 5 of the United States Constitution, seen 
     below, this legislation falls within Congress's 
     Constitutional Authority:
       Article 5:
       “The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall 
     deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this 
     Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of 
     two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for 
     proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid 
     to all Intents and Purposes, as Part of this Constitution, 
     when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the 
     several States, or by Conventions in three fourths thereof, 
     as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may be proposed 
     by the Congress; Provided that no Amendment which may be made 
     prior to the Year One thousand eight hundred and eight shall 
     in any Manner affect the first and fourth Clauses in the 
     Ninth Section of the first Article; and that no State, 
     without its

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     Consent, shall be deprived of its equal Suffrage in the 



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