H.J.Res. 71 (112th): Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States limiting the number of terms that a Member of Congress may serve to 3 in the House of Representatives and 2 in the Senate.


Jul 7, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on July 7, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


David Schweikert
Representative for Arizona's 5th congressional district


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Last Updated: Jul 7, 2011
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Summary (CRS)
7/7/2011--Introduced.Constitutional Amendment - Limits Members of the House of Representatives to three terms and Members of the Senate to two terms.

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What is a resolution?

The “H.J.Res.” in “H.J.Res. 71” means this is a House joint resolution in the United States Congress. 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.

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jul 7, 2011


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