Rob Standridge

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Oklahoma could join a growing list of states calling for a convention to be held to amend the U.S. Constitution.

The Senate Rules Committee considered a bill on Wednesday calling for a constitutional convention to be held to consider amendments to restrict the federal government's power and impose term limits for members of Congress.

Former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn visited with House and Senate Republicans on Monday and urged them to pass the bill.

Senator Rob Standridge - District 15 (R-Norman)
Oklahoma State Legislature

An Oklahoma state senator wants to attach a debt-control amendment to the U.S. constitution but admits that the odds are against him.

State Sen. Rob Standridge has filed a joint resolution for the 2015 Oklahoma legislative session that calls for a national convention to amend the Constitution.

Senator Rob Standridge - District 15 (R-Norman)
Oklahoma State Legislature

State Sen. Rob Standridge has been chosen to represent Republicans in the Oklahoma Senate at The Assembly of State Legislature's meeting in Washington, D.C.

Senate President Pro Tem Brian Bingman appointed Standridge to attend the meeting.

The Assembly of State Legislatures is a bipartisan group of state legislators from across the country

The meeting is expected to focus on Article Five of the U.S. Constitution, which allows states to call for a Convention of States to propose constitutional amendments under certain circumstances.

Several states are now trying to tackle what they see as a serious public health concern. Oklahoma is one of the leading states on that front, as PBS Newshour health correspondent Betty Ann Bowser reports.