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27th Amendment

What is the27th Amendment?
The 27th Amendment is about limiting Congressional Pay Increases.

Summary of the 27th Amendment
Summary: The 27th Amendment was ratified in 1992, during the administration of George Herbert Bush,
limiting how Congress can increase how much its members are paid.

When was the 27th Amendment passed?
Amendment XXVII was originally proposed on September 25, 1789 and was ratified on May 7, 1992.

27th Amendment - Limiting Congressional Pay Increases
George H Bush was the 41st President of the United States whose presidency spanned from January 20, 1989 to January 20, 2001. One of the key events during his presidency was the ratification of the 27th Amendment to the Constitution.

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Cause and Reason for the 27th Amendment
The cause or reason for this addition to the Constitution was to ensure that the current Congress could not raise their own salaries. This was to address concerns that members of Congress might choose to act in their own interests rather than in the public interest. The words had been written by James Madison  and submitted in 1789 as one of his original 12 amendments 10 amendments were ratified which later became the Bill of Rights. An undergraduate student at the University of Texas named Gregory Watson agitated for 20 years nad was instrumental in get it passed.

27th Amendment Text - The Twenty-seventh Amendment
The original full text of the 27th Amendment of the Constitution is as follows:

27th Amendment Text

No law, varying the compensation for the services of the Senators and Representatives, shall take effect, until an election of representatives shall have intervened.

27th Amendment Meaning, Explanation and Summary
The meaning of the words and phrases in the 27th Amendment of the Constitution are explained as follows:

27th Amendment: Meaning of the Words of the Amendment

No law, varying the compensation for the services of the Senators and Representatives, shall take effect, until an election of representatives shall have intervened.

Explanation & Meaning: Members of Congress may not immediately raise their own salaries. Any salary increases are postponed until after an election.

27th Amendment: Meaning of the Words of the Twenty-seventh Amendment

27th Amendment - Video of the Presidency of George H Bush
The above information provides the text, definition and summary of the amendment. The following George H Bush video will give you additional important facts and dates about both the personal life and political life of the 41st President of the United States whose presidency spanned from January 20, 1989 to January 20, 2001.

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