UPDATE: Despite initial reports to the contrary (see below), it appears the Article V Convention of the States resolutions were NOT stricken. Instead, one of the Senate resolutions was stricken, but the other was just “passed by for the day.”[read_more]
This means that it will come back tomorrow. Apparently both House resolutions were also passed by for the day. We regret the error.
Senator Ryan McDougle has struck his resolution in the Senate that would add Virginia to the list of states calling for a Convention of the States. Delegate Scott Lingamfelter has done the same in House of Delegates. Both representatives were unable to muster the votes to pass the bills, despite earlier whip counts showing a solid majority in the House and only a 1 or 2 votes short in the Senate.
Below is the Tweet from Sen. Dick Black (R-Loudoun) announcing defeat of the COS.
— Senator Dick Black (@SenRichardBlack) February 4, 2015