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Minnesota legislators introduce resolution to term limit Congress
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Term Limits applauds the Minnesota state house for introducing a resolution to term limit Congress. Rep. Jeremy Munson (district 23B), co-authored the resolution in the state house, House Floor 915 (HF915). Other co-authors include Rep. Steve Drazkowski ( district 21B), Rep. Erik Mortensen (district 55A), Rep. Cal Bahr (district 31B), and Rep. Tim Miller (district 17A).
Under Article V of the Constitution of the United States, state legislatures may team up at a national convention to propose a congressional term limits amendment to the Constitution. The effort is supported by the nonpartisan, grassroots nonprofit, U.S. Term Limits.
According to a recent poll by McLaughlin & Associates, 74% of likely voters in Minnesota support term limits on Congress, including strong support across partly lines. 81% of Republicans, 67% of Democrats, and 78% of independents of those surveyed support the reform.
U.S. Term Limits’ President Philip Blumel commended Rep. Munson for putting forth the legislation. Blumel said, “The people of Minnesota are lucky to have a public servant who sees what is going on in D.C. and is willing to take action to fix it. He knows that Congress won’t set term limits on itself. Therefore, it is the obligation of the states to do so.”
Munson added, “Serving in Congress should not be a career. There is a reason Congress has a 17% approval rating but 90% of incumbents are re-elected. If we want to stop the consolidation of power and the influence of money in politics, term limits are a great place to start.”
He continued, “I am proud to author the Article V resolution for congressional term limits and support our founding father’s belief in the state’s obligation to rein in a federal government obsessed with power. This is how we restore people’s faith in government.”
If passed in the state house and senate, Minnesota will join other states at a national convention to propose a term limits on Congress amendment. 34 state legislatures are required to call the convention. The amendment must then be ratified by 38 states to become part of the U.S. Constitution.
U.S. Term Limits is the oldest and 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.com.