This month…
This month’s edition of the Caucus newsletter focuses on national debt, deficits and the unused powers in Article V.  Three of the 7 currently-active Article V movements are aimed at installing federal fiscal restraints… or fiscal rules… into the US Constitution via a state-driven amendment.   Meanwhile, influential groups continue in their foolhardy belief that Congress will impose such restraints on itself.

  • National Debt is Now Over $21 Trillion
  • Federal Interest Costs Said to be on track to Quadruple
  • April 4: Important ‘Swiss Debt Brake’ Panel Discussion
  • Congressman calls Associates ‘Debt Junkies’
  • Feds Get ‘Poor’ Rating at New Debt Default Clock Site
  • NY Professor Calls for a Balanced Budget Amendment
  • Fed Committee to Recommend Federal Budgeting Reforms
  • Current Progress is Slim for Article V Movements
  • Article V Champion Hal Wick Succumbs to Cancer
  • Indiana Senate President Long Voluntarily Steps Down
  • Resources for Understanding Article V


This month…

  • Two New Article V-related Videos Have Been Released
  • Idaho Says ‘No’ to CoSP, Opponents Gloat
  • Guldenschuh Article V Progress Report Now Ready
  • Washington Post Article Highlights Expected Debt Growth
  • WSJ Op-Ed by Glenn Hubbard Calls for an ‘Honest Budget’
  • College Prof Says ‘Republicans Have Learned to Love Debt’
  • Article V Expert Corrects Hillary Clinton’s Misconceptions
  • Federalism-related Developments
  • Where the Constitution’s Word “Convention” Came From
  • Two Smaller Article V Movements are Getting Traction

  • This Newsletter Includes a Comprehensive Review of Article V Efforts One Month into 2018 Legislative Sessions

BUT FIRST…

  • New Book Debunks ‘We Don’t Know How Conventions Work’ Claim
  • Numerous Writers Express Support for a Constitutional BBA
  • Candidates for Federal Offices Promise Support for a BBA
  • First Guldenschuh Article V Progress Report of 2018

  • Cuccinelli Gave a Powerful Speech at ALEC Conference
  • Bipartisan Report Authors Underscore Need for Debt Control
  • Heritage Foundation Gets a New President
  • Iowa State Rep Calls for a Convention of States
  • Coburn:  No One is Working on National Debt Reduction
  • New Amendment-Seeking Group Takes Aim at Citizens United
  • Writer Says Tea Party Must Now Focus on Spending Restraint
  • Should Article V Itself be Amended?
  • NewsMax Finally Publishes Brief Acknowledgement of Article V
  • Writer’s Wish: ‘Stop Bankrupting My Children’s Future’
  • US Term Limits Proposal Gains Support Going Into 2018

This month…

  • Wisc. Approves 28th BBA-focused Article V Application
  • Press Coverage of Wisc.’s Action: Wide and Varied
  • BBA Endorsed by California Gov. Jerry Brown
  • Guldenschuh Year-End Report Tracks Article V Progress
  • Article V: ‘Necessary’ to Fix America’s Problems
  • More New Article V-related Papers & Articles of Note
  • NY Rejects Convention to Amend State Constitution
  • Article V Advocate Mark Levin to Host Show on Fox News

This month…

  • One Man’s Efforts Led to the 27th Amendment
  • Phoenix Correspondence Commission Is Being Organized
  • The Federal Debt Has Increased for 60 Straight Years
  • US House Clerk’s Article V Listings Still Incomplete
  • ALEC ‘States & Nation Policy Summit’ Set for Dec. 6-8
  • CoSP Reports it Now Has 3 Million Supporters
  • A Winning Strategy for State Legislative Candidates
  • Will New York State Hold a Constitutional Convention?
  • Rob Natelson Releases New Article V-related Policy Brief
  • New Book: Fiscal Rules to Limit Federal Deficit Spending
  • Congressional Term Limits are On Their Minds
  • Act 2 Refined… Another Proposal for Using Article V

This month…

  • Phoenix Convention Was an Enormous Success      
  • The Phoenix Convention Drew Considerable Media Coverage
  • Phoenix Correspondence Commission Created
  • The Economist Publishes Major Piece on Article V
  • A Debt Ceiling With No Limit?
  • Hillary Clinton Apparently Doesn’t Understand Article V
  • Congressional Dysfunction Spurs Interest in Term Limits

This month…

  • Phoenix Readies for Historic Convention
  • Democrat Leader is New US Term Limits Utah State Director
  • CfA Wins Over Constitutional Scholar Trent England
  • The CoS Project Is Producing Lots of Press Coverage
  • Another Article V Proposal Emerges
  • New ‘Calexiters’ Group Seeks to Use Article V
  • NY Voters to Consider Amending Their State Constitution
  • Additional BBA-Related News

This month…

  • An Update on the Phoenix Convention of States
  • ALEC’s Denver Convention Draws a Large Attendance
  • News Flash: ‘Our Federal Government is Completely Broken’
  • BBA Proponents Testify Before Congressional Committee
  • Idaho Legislator Supports BBA, Will Self-Term Limit
  • CoSP was Active During July
  • More Article V-related News