The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, elected by the people thereof, for six years; and each Senator shall have one vote. The electors in each State shall have the qualifications requisite for electors of the most numerous branch of the State legislatures. When vacancies happen in the representation of any State in the Senate, the executive authority of each State shall issue writs of election to fill such vacancies: Provided, That the legislature of any State may empower the executive thereof to make temporary appointments until the people fill the vacancies by election as the legislature may direct. This amendment shall not be so construed as to affect the election or term of any Senator chosen before it becomes valid as part of the Constitution.
Proposes the repeal of the 17th Amendment of the Constitution and an amendment to address fiscal accountability.
Direct Election of Senators
From the United States Senate website. Includes history and text.
The Road to Mass Democracy: Original Intent and the Seventeenth Amendment
Book by Christopher Hyde displayed by Google Books. Shown are some passages, chapter index and links for purchase.
Seventeenth Amendment to the United States Constitution - Wikipedia
Provides for the direct election of United States Senators. Shown are ratification dates and states, history and text.
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