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 ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Pennsylvania's 10th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Mar 26, 2015
Length: 2 pages
Mar 26, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017
Died in a previous Congress
This resolution was introduced on March 26, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
May 22, 2013
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.J.Res. 48 (113th).
Mar 26, 2015
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
H.J.Res. 39 (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.
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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