joint resolution Progress
- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
- The house has not voted
Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil LibertiesCommittee on the JudiciaryIntroducedMarch 28th, 2019
- house Committees
The right to housing, healthcare, education, and nutrition are easily recognized on their face as human rights worth enshrining in the U.S. Constitution as an amendment. While the U.S. is already a signatory on international conventions recognizing the rights this amendment would recognize, those international agreements are nonbinding and don’t have the force of law domestically.
The Constitution already recognizes the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness — which can easily be interpreted as including the rights to housing, healthcare, education, and nutrition without a politically daunting ratification process. Additionally, the U.S. is already a signatory on international conventions recognizing the rights that’d be included in this proposed Constitutional amendment.