May 13, 2020
Contact: Scott Tillman, U.S. Term Limits
Phone: (321) 345-7455
Baton Rouge, LA — U.S. Term Limits (USTL) praises the Louisiana House Committee on House and Government Affairs, which approved House Concurrent Resolution 28 (HCR 28). Authored by state Rep. Mark Wright, the measure calls for a national convention that would allow states to propose a term limits on Congress amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
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. Louisiana lawmakers know career politicians have made Congress dysfunctional and are willing to work to do what it takes to get this country back on track with congressional term limits.”
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.”
Under Article V of the U.S. Constitution, the states have the authority to assemble, propose amendments to the Constitution, as long as 34 states pass similar resolutions. Once passed out of the national convention, 38 states must ratify the proposal into law.
Fifteen states have passed resolutions for a national amendment proposal convention specific to term limtis. 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.
HCR 28 passed the Louisiana House committee with unanimous consent and is expected to go to the House floor next for a vote of the entire chamber.
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.