The "Repeal Amendment" is still alive in Virginia.

The House Committee on Privileges and Elections on Friday approved a measure that would put Virginia on record as supporting an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would allow two-thirds of state legislatures to overturn any federal law with which they disagreed.

The measure, introduced by Del. Jim LeMunyon, R-Loudoun, passed 15-7 on a largely party-line vote.

The bill, strongly back by House Speaker Bill Howell, R-Stafford, and Tea Party groups, stalled in a Senate subcommittee earlier this week.