New Hampshire House passes Tenth Amendment resolution

The New Hampshire House passed a Tenth Amendment resolution on Wednesday.

HCR0019 affirms that the U.S. Constitution constrains the federal government to specific enumerated powers and that all other power remains with the state and the people.

I. Therefore, words meant by the instrument to be subsidiary only to the execution of limited powers, ought not to be so construed as themselves to give unlimited powers, nor a part to be so taken as to destroy the whole residue of that instrument; and

II. Therefore, whensoever the General Government assumes undelegated powers, its acts are unauthoritative, void, and of no force.

The resolution goes on to specifically summarize the scope of federal authority, citing specific articles and sections of the Constitution, highlighting their limits.

The bill passed the House 242-109 and will now move to the Senate for consideration.