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
Sponsor. Representative for Mississippi's 4th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Jan 12, 2015
Length: 2 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
This resolution was introduced on January 12, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
Oct 30, 2013
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.J.Res. 101 (113th).
Jan 12, 2015
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Jan 4, 2017
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.J.Res. 17 (115th).
H.J.Res. 19 (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. 19. 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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Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to limit the number of consecutive terms that a Member of Congress may serve, H.R.J. Res. 19, 114th Cong. (2015).
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