H.J.Res. 2 (105th): Term Limits resolution


Jan 7, 1997
105th Congress, 1997–1998


Failed House on Feb 12, 1997

This resolution failed in the House on February 12, 1997.


Bill McCollum

Representative for Florida's 8th congressional district



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Last Updated: Feb 6, 1997
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About the resolution

Full Title

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States with respect to the number of terms of office of Members of the Senate and the House of Representatives.

Summary (CRS)

1/7/1997--Introduced.Constitutional Amendment - Makes any person who has been elected for a full term:(1) two times to the Senate ineligible for election or appointment to the Senate; or(2) six times ... Read more >

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 7, 1997

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Feb 4, 1997
Reported by Committee

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Feb 12, 1997
Failed House

A vote on the resolution failed in the House. The resolution is now dead.

This is a House joint resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.J.Res.” in “H.J.Res. 2”). A joint resolution is often used in the same manner as a bill. If passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and signed by the President, it becomes a law. Joint resolutions are also used to propose amendments to the Constitution.


137 cosponsors (131R, 6D) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a resolution will move past the committee stage.

Feb 12, 1997 6:33 p.m.
Failed 217/211

Related Bills
H.Res. 47 (rule)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Feb 12, 1997

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