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house Bill H. Joint Res. 6

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

Summary

Constitutional Amendment This joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment limiting Members of the House of Representatives to three terms and Members of the Senate to two terms.

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      house Committees
      Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
      Committee on the Judiciary
    IntroducedJanuary 3rd, 2017
    This resolution is a well intentioned but ill concieved ammendment 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/6/text?r=50
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    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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