Local Lobbyist Calling for Amendment to US Constitution
Tallahassee native, W. Spider Webb Jr., hopes a spark started in the Florida legislature will light a fire across the nation. He hopes this fire will ultimately cleanse the federal government of pork barrel spending and cronyism and make U.S. history in the process.
Webb has called for an Article V Convention to approve a federal single subject amendment to the U.S. Constitution. In 2014 a proposal from state Sen. Wilton Simpson calling for an Article V Convention for this purpose earned approval from both the Florida House and Florida Senate. The following year, a Congressional Joint resolution was introduced in the U. S. House of Representatives by Congressman Tom Marino, also supporting the amendment.