Three Texas Congressman have added their names to Representative Bill Posey’s (R-Florida) proposed amendment (HR-1503) to the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, which would require candidates for President of the United States to provide among other things, “…a copy of the candidate’s birth certificate…”.
The Three Congressmen; Rep. John R. Carter (R-Texas), Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas) and Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-Texas), join Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Virgina) as co-sponsors of the Posey bill.
The bill reads:
“To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to require the principal campaign committee of a candidate for election to the office of President to include with the committee’s statement of organization a copy of the candidate’s birth certificate, together with such other documentation as may be necessary to establish that the candidate meets the qualifications for eligibility to the Office of President under the Constitution.”.
“Congress finds that under section 5 of article II of the Constitution of the United States, in order to be eligible to serve as President, an individual must be a natural born citizen of the United States who has attained the age of 35 years and has been a resident within the United States for at least 14 years.”
If enacted, the amendment would be in force during for the 2012 U. S. Presidential election.
The bill has been referred to committee in the U.S, House of Representatives.