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house Bill H. Joint Res. 17

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to limit the number of consecutive terms that a Member of Congress may serve.

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Official Title

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to limit the number of consecutive terms that a Member of Congress may serve.

Summary

Constitutional Amendment This joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting a person from serving more than two consecutive terms as a Senator or six consecutive terms as a Representative.

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      house Committees
      Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
      Committee on the Judiciary
    IntroducedJanuary 4th, 2017
    Lack of term limits in Congress leads to representatives who are more concerned with getting re-elected than accurately representing the will of their constituents.
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    This resolution is a well intentioned but ill conceived amendment to the constitution. If voters are unsatisfied with their representation, they already have the means to limit the number of terms served by representatives by voting them out. Forcible removal has the potential to destabilize the legislative process and unduly promote unqualified legislators. Full text: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-joint-resolution/17?r=39
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