November 8, 2023
Contact: Scott Tillman, U.S. Term Limits
Phone: (321) 345-7455
Term Limits Supporter Gabe Amo Wins Rhode Island’s Congressional Special Election
Washington D.C. – Congress has just gained another term limits supporter in the House of Representatives. Rep-elect Gabe Amo defeated another term limits pledge signer and emerged victorious in Rhode Island’s 1st congressional special election on November 7th.
U.S. Term Limits has the support of more than 134 pledge signers in Congress. USTL President Philip Blumel commented on Amo’s pledge saying, “Gabe’s strong 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.”
Blumel noted, “We have seen a dramatic increase in supporters wanting term limits on Congress. More than 87% 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.”
According to the latest nationwide poll on term limits conducted by Pew Research, term limits enjoy wide bipartisan support. Pew’s analysis states, “An overwhelming majority of adults (87%) favor limiting the number of terms that members of Congress are allowed to serve. This includes a majority 56% who strongly favor this proposal, just 12% are opposed.”
Blumel concluded, “America is in trouble. Career politicians have let the people down. It is time to return control of our nation to the people. It is time for a constitutional amendment limiting congressional terms.”
The term limits amendment resolutions in the 118th Congress 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 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. U.S. Term Limits does not require a self-limit on individuals. Our aim is to limit the terms of all members of Congress as an institution. Find out more at termlimits.org.
*U.S. Term Limits does not endorse candidates. Candidates who sign the pledge endorse term limits.