- Aug 30, 2008
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As Congress moves to a crucial decision on health care in Washington, the Missouri House in Jefferson City approves a constitutional amendment rebuking the federal efforts.
If approved by the legislature, the proposed constitutional amendment prohibiting Missourians from being compelled to participate in any health care system would go to a vote of the people. HJR 48, 50 & 57 is half-way there.
The House voted 109-to-46 in favor and sent it to the Senate.
Republican Brian Nieves of Washington responded by calling the move a push-back against the federal government.
We would basically be drawing a line in the sand and saying, No, federal government, we as a state are not going to recognize your encroachment and your attempt to force this on us.
Missouri House passes rebuke of federal health care plan