Labrador Introduces Term Limits Consitutional AmendmentThursday February 02, 2017
Thursday | Feb. 2, 2017
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LABRADOR INTRODUCES TERM LIMITS CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
Service would be limited to 12 years in each chamber of Congress
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Raúl Labrador, R-Idaho, has introduced a constitutional amendment imposing term limits in the House and Senate.
Labrador’s H.J. Res. 50 was introduced in the House onTuesday and has 12 original cosponsors. The resolution would amend the Constitution to limit service to six two-year House terms and two six-year Senate terms.
“The American people spoke clearly in November,” Labrador said. “They demand a government that is their servant, not their master. To restore constitutional balance, we must bring the career politicians home and replace them with patriots ready to make the hard choices necessary for prudent governance.
“The Founding Fathers expected elected officials to serve temporarily and return to their communities,” Labrador continued. “I went to Washington for public service, not a career. Term limits would reinvigorate Congress by attracting candidates ready to serve and prepared to go home to live with the consequences of their actions.”
President Donald Trump put congressional term limits at the top of his “Contract with the American Voter” list for action in the first 100 days. Said Labrador, “We must seize the moment and put a term limits amendment before the states for ratification.”