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This amendment delays the enaction of salary changes for US Senators or Representatives, in that any changes will not go into effect until after the next Congressional election.

It was submitted in 1789, but only ratified in 1992, more than 202 years later.

Text of the Amendment

No law, varying the compensation for the services of the Senators and Representatives, shall take effect, until an election of Representatives shall have intervened.

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Gregory Watson is associated with the 27th amendment because he led the movement to get the amendment ratified. The 27th Amendment was ratified in May of 1992.

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What was the topic of the 27th amendment?

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the 27th amendment eliminates the amendment that prohibits alcohol.

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What year was the last amendment to the constitution?

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The last amendment, which is the 27th Amendment to the United States Constitution, was ratified in 1992.

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What amendment requires that congressman wait until the new election to collect on a raise?

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