Congress has supervisory authority over the armed forces generally, but the authority to train the militia and appoint militia officers is reserved to the states, provided they conduct that training "according to the discipline prescribed by Congress." Congress also has power to provide for calling the militia into federal service, meaning that Congress can federalize
the militia of one or more states or pass legislation authorizing the president to call the militia into federal service.
There is apparently no need for Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez to threaten local officials into supporting the administration's push to revise the 1987 Constitution and federalize the government.
Last Thursday, Alvarez told local officials that he would give zero budget to provinces whose leaders would not cooperate in the administration's move to tinker the 1986 Constitution and federalize the government.
certain portions of our judicial system that, up until now, have been the province of the states?"--F.
The controversial bill, part of the National Defense Authorization Act, would permit the president to federalize
National Guard units in the event of "a serious natural or manmade disaster, accident, or catastrophe that occurs in the United States, its territories and possessions, or Puerto Rico." The proposal, born of the chaos following the Hurricane Katrina disaster, was passed in the House but awaits Senate approval.
He said the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro, which the government signed in 2014 with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to be fleshed out with enabling legislation in the form of the BBL, had also been rendered moot by the new government and its plan to federalize
the political system.
We have assigned pluses to the "nays" because this legislation would further federalize the criminal code as well as punish not only criminal acts but the thoughts behind them.
We have assigned pluses to the "nays" because the bill would further federalize the educational system, and federal aid to education is unconstitutional.
This would include "setting training and equipment standards, providing resource grants, and encouraging intelligence and information sharing among state emergency management officials, local first responders, the Defense Department, and the FBI," and "pulling together private sector activities, including those of the medical community, on recovery, consequence management, and planning for continuity of services." Such proposals, if implemented, would concentrate in the Executive Branch vast new powers to federalize
state and local police activities.
Second, the Mexican Constitution currently gives the states the power to enact local civil codes that control private actions; this bill "federalizes
" pollution claims and moves the jurisdiction to the federal courts.
The consequence for not acting within 30 days of application is that the bill "federalizes
" local video franchising and eliminates the 1 percent fee for public, educational and government access channels used to carry local programming and appropriate institutional network obligations for government and emergency communications.
They argue that the Full Faith and Credit clause of the Constitution essentially federalizes
the issue; hence a constitutional amendment is necessary.