Rand Paul

Rand Paul Introduces Constitutional Amendment

Would ensure laws apply equally to Congress, the Supreme Court, and the executive branch

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Forget the Vitter amendment. Rand Paul wants to make sure that Congress can't ever again write laws with provisions specific to lawmakers.

The Kentucky freshman Republican has introduced a constitutional amendment that would preclude senators and representatives from passing laws that don't apply equally to U.S. citizens and Congress, the executive branch and the Supreme Court. The amendment is aimed squarely at Obamacare provisions specific to members of Congress and their staffs that became a central point of contention during the government shutdown.