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H.J.Res. 26: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to increase the term of service of Members of the House of Representatives from 2 years to 4 years.

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About the resolution

Should House members have the length of their terms doubled?

Context and what the proposal does

House of Representatives members are elected for two-year terms, compared to presidents who are elected for four years and senators who are elected for six years.

The constitutional amendment proposal H.J. Res. 26 would have House of Representatives members serve four-year terms, or double the status quo.

It was introduced on January 11 by Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA12). There have been other term limit proposals introduced in this Congress and the previous Congress ...

Sponsor and status

Tom Marino

Sponsor. Representative for Pennsylvania's 12th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jan 11, 2019
Length: 2 pages
Jan 11, 2019

Introduced on Jan 11, 2019

This resolution is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on January 11, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.



Jan 11, 2019

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H.J.Res. 26 is 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.

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