Law’s Erik M. Jensen weighs in on use of origination clause for House of Representatives, Senate

The Origination Clause? Let it go
ForbesErik M. Jensen, the Schott-van den Eynden Professor in the School of Law, weighed in on the use of the origination clause, which is a section in the Constitution that puts revenue legislation in the hands of the House of Representatives. “Regrettably, this clause has had little effect in practice as the Senate has construed its power to amend so broadly as to replace the entire text of revenue bills that had originated in the House,” Jensen said.