For immediate release
February 18, 2020
Contact: Ron Hooper
Phone: (415) 497 5833
Congressional Term Limits Resolution Passes Arizona Committee
Phoenix, AZ – U.S. Term Limits (USTL) commends the Arizona House Federal Relations committee for passing a resolution to term limit Congress. HCR 2016, has the backing of at least 21 lawmakers in the Arizona State Legislature who pledged to support the initiative.
Through Article V of the U.S. Constitution, 34 state legislatures can team up for a convention to propose a congressional term limits amendment to the Constitution.
Sponsor Rep. Kelly Townsend commends her colleagues for passing the resolution. “It is high time that the people and the States take advantage of Article V of the U.S. Constitution and bring our Congress back under control,” says Townsend.
Executive Director for USTL, Nick Tomboulides notes, “More than 82% of Americans have rejected the career politician model and want to replace it with citizen leadership. The way to achieve that goal is through a congressional term limits amendment. The Arizona lawmakers who signed our pledge know this and are willing to work to make sure we reach our goal.”
According to the last nationwide poll on term limits conducted by McLaughlin & Associates, conducted in January 2018, term limits enjoys wide bipartisan support. McLaughlin’s analysis states, “Support for term limits is broad and strong across all political, geographic and demographic groups. An overwhelming 82% of voters approve of a constitutional amendment that will place term limits on members of Congress.”
There are fifteen states that have passed resolutions for a national amendment proposal convention specifically naming term limits in the subject. In a divided political climate, term limits for Congress is the one true, non-partisan issue that both President Trump and former President Obama have publicly endorsed.
The next stop for HCR2016 is the House Rules committee which is yet to be scheduled.
U.S. Term Limits is the largest and oldest term limits advocacy group in the country. We connect term limits supporters with their legislators and work to pass term limits on all elected officials, particularly on the U.S. Congress. Find out more at termlimits.org.