For immediate release
July 31, 2018
Contact: Scott Tillman, U.S. Term Limits
Phone: (321) 345-7455
U.S. Term Limits Praises U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney for Signing Term Limits Pledge
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the national movement to limit terms for elected officials, today praised U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney of Florida’s Congressional District 19, for signing the term limits pledge. Rooney is also a cosponsor of House Joint Resolution-6 for term limits on Congress.
There are nearly 60 pledge signers in the 115th Congress. USTL President Philip Blumel commented on Rooney’s pledge saying, “Francis’s support of term limits shows that there are individuals who are willing to put self-interest aside to follow the will of the people. America needs a Congress that will be served by citizen legislators, not career politicians.”
The U.S. Term Limits Amendment Pledge is provided to every announced candidate for federal office. It reads, “I pledge that as a member of Congress I will cosponsor and vote for the U.S. Term Limits amendment of three (3) House terms and two (2) Senate terms and no longer limit.” The U.S. Term Limits Constitutional Amendment has been introduced in both the U.S. Senate by Senator Ted Cruz (SJR2) and the House of Representatives by Representative Ron DeSantis (HJR6).
Blumel noted, “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 congressional term limits. Rooney knows this and is willing to work to make sure we reach that goal.”
According to the last nationwide poll on term limits conducted by McLaughlin & Associates, conducted in January 2018, term limits enjoys wide cross-partisan 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.”
Blumel concluded, “America is in trouble. Our career politicians have let the people down. It is time to limit their terms and return control of our nation to the people. It is time for a constitutional amendment limiting congressional Terms.”
The term limits amendment bills would require a two-thirds majority in the House and Senate, and ratification by 38 states in order to become part of the U.S. Constitution.
U.S. Term Limits is the largest grassroots term limits advocacy group in the country. We connect term limits supporters with their legislators and work to pass term limits at all levels of government, particularly on the U.S. Congress. Find out more at termlimits.org.