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A preliminary version of the amendment was submitted to Congress in January, 2015 and sent to 7,300 Americans. After a period of public comment it was withdrawn for correction. Thank you for participating! The final version was submitted to the 114th Congress on June 12, 2015, voiding the prior Congressional submission and any public support conveyed to Congress. It is for all intents and purposes a new amendment. It was resubmitted to the 115th Congress on January 23, 2017.
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IRS rules and figures at www.irs.gov
the Library of Congress, www.loc.gov
the Sunlight Foundation, www.sunlightfoundation.org
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in Percentage of GDP:
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