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I thought the same thing, and wrote my representative and senators. This is what Senator Enzi replied:
Thank you for contacting me. It is good to hear from you.
You are correct that the Constitution states that revenue bills must originate in the House of Representatives. If a revenue bill has been sent to the Senate by the House of Representatives during a current Congress, the Senate may modify, amend, or substitute its proposal in the bill that was sent from the House of Representatives. If the modified bill is passed by the Senate, it would then go back to the House of Representatives for its consideration. Please know that I will keep your comments in mind as I continue my work in the Senate.
I hope this information is useful. Do not hesitate to contact me if you have additional questions or concerns.
John Barrasso, M.D.
United States Senator
It looks like the Senate took a bill from the House, gutted it, and then put in their own bill. They did that with Obamacare, too. I don't think that is what the Founders had in mind when they put that requirement into the Constitution.
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