For immediate release
Date: July 12, 2022
Contact: Kenn Quinn, Northern Regional Director
Phone: (321) 345-7455
Mifflin County Republican Committee Unanimously Passes Term Limits for Congress Resolution
Burnham, Pennsylvania – On July 7, 2022, the Mifflin County Republican Committee unanimously passed a resolution calling on the Pennsylvania General Assembly to pass an Article V application to propose a Term Limits Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to limit the number of terms members of the U.S. House and Senate can serve.
Article V of the Constitution of the United States specifies how amendments may be proposed; either two-thirds of both Houses of Congress or on the application of two-thirds of the state legislatures requiring Congress to call a convention for the purpose of proposing the amendment. The resolution passed by the Mifflin County Republican Committee endorses the effort to have the States propose a Congressional Term Limits Amendment being spearheaded by the nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, U.S. Term Limits.
Kenn Quinn, Northern Regional Director with U.S. Term Limits presented the resolution to the members of the Mifflin County Republican Committee and shared, “In the 1990s there was a big push to impose Term Limits on Congress with twenty-three states passing laws to term limit their own congressional delegations. Most of those laws were passed by the voters at the ballot box, but unfortunately, all of them were overturned by the courts. In 1995, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in U.S. Term Limits v Thornton that the only way the States can impose term limits on Congress is via an amendment proposed and ratified under Article V of the U.S. Constitution. Since Congress refuses to propose this amendment, we are turning to the state legislatures to do it instead and we need the Pennsylvania General Assembly to pass it.”
Quinn further stated, “The voters overwhelmingly support term limits on members of Congress. Nationally it polls at 82% and crosses all party lines with 87% Republican, 83% Democrat, and 78% Independent in support of it.” A recent national poll by Scott Rasmussen.
View the Mifflin County Republican Committee resolution here.
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 on all elected officials, particularly on the U.S. Congress. Find out more at termlimits.org.