For immediate release
April 3, 2023
Contact: Scott Tillman, U.S. Term Limits
Phone: (321) 345-7455
Alaska Files Resolution to Term Limit Congress
Juneau, AK — The Alaska State House has filed House Joint Resolution (HJR13) for term limits on Congress. This puts Congress on notice that Alaska intends to participate in an amendment proposal convention. The single-issue convention specifies limiting the terms a member of Congress may hold office.
The resolution is spearheaded by U.S. Term Limits (U.S.T.L.), the only national nonprofit focused solely on term limits. HJR13 is being sponsored by Rep. McKay and co-sponsored by Rep. Tomaszewski. There are four Alaska state lawmakers in the current legislature who have committed their support to this resolution by signing the term limits pledge.
Philip Blumel, the president of U.S.T.L, commended Reps. McKay and Tomaszewski for working on this important electoral reform. Blumel said, “The people of Alaska are lucky to have public servants who see what is going on in D.C. and are willing to take action to fix it. By using Article V to term limit Congress, the states can restore citizen representation on Capitol Hill.”
According to the most recent poll by Voice Broadcasting, 88% of the voters in Alaska favor a constitutional amendment that would place term limits on members of Congress. In addition, a majority (90%) of the voters would want their state senator or representative to vote yes if an amendment for term limits on Congress was proposed.
Once HJR13 passes both chambers of the state legislature this session, Alaska will join other states calling for a convention exclusively to propose term limits on the U.S. Congress. After 34 state legislatures apply for the convention and approve the term limits amendment language, it must be ratified by 38 states to become part of the U.S. Constitution.
U.S. Term Limits is the largest nonpartisan, nonprofit organization advocating solely on term limits. Our mission is to improve the quality of government with a citizen legislature that closely reflects its constituency and is responsive to the needs of the people it serves. Find out more at termlimits.org.