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HR 0017 - United States Constitution; amendment regarding presidential succession and disability; ratify

Tracking Level: Monitor
Sponsor: Scot Turner (R)
Last Action: 1/17/2019 - House - House Second Readers
House Committee: Judiciary

Staff Analysis of the Legislation

HR 17 proposes an amendment to Article VI of the Constitution by ratifying sections I, II, III, IV of the 25th amendment of the United States. This amendment supplies a legal mechanism by which the Vice President and Congress can override the U.S. President’s authority if the chief executive cannot tenably exercise his or her duties in office.

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