A Tea Party activist is working to get state backing for a constitutional convention to pass a constitutional amendment that would give two-thirds of the states the ability to repeal congressional acts, such as the new health care law…

Virginia will be the first state to vote on issuing a resolution calling for a constitutional convention to discuss what Moran calls the “Repeal Amendment” when its House of Delegates convenes in January…

Moran has received overtures from other states in recent weeks since he published a Sept. 16 column in The Wall Street Journal in conjunction with Barnett about the proposed amendment.

“It would have to be a pretty egregious act by Congress to get two-thirds of the states to agree on anything,” Howell said. “But if that happened, I think this would be [a] tool I think they could have.”