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H.J.Res. 11 (114th): 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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About the resolution

Several resolutions introduced in this Congress would propose a constitutional amendment creating term limits for members of Congress. There are three different proposals across nine separate resolutions. All would create a 12-year limit for the Senate, but members of the House would be limited to — depending on the proposal — six years as Presidential Candidate Donald Trump recently proposed, eight years, or an identical 12 years. Each proposal is listed at the bottom of this article.

What supporters say

Supporters argue that term limits prevent legislators from becoming power-hungry, too entrenched in “the system,” and losing touch with the real world.

Plus, as supporters also note, if terms limits are good for the presidency why not Congress too? The 22nd Amendment capping presidents at two terms was ratified in 1951, and ...

Sponsor and status

Garland “Andy” Barr

Sponsor. Representative for Kentucky's 6th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jan 9, 2015
Length: 3 pages
Introduced
Jan 9, 2015
114th Congress (2015–2017)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on January 9, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

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History

Jan 9, 2015
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.J.Res. 11 (114th) was a 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.

Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number H.J.Res. 11. This is the one from the 114th Congress.

This joint resolution was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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