For immediate release
March 9, 2021
Contact: Ken Clark, U.S. Term Limits
North Carolina House Committee Passes Resolution to Term Limit Congress
Raleigh, NC — Today, the North Carolina House Judiciary committee passed HJR172 for North Carolina to join other states in calling for a convention for proposing a congressional term limits amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The effort is being spearheaded by the nonpartisan, grassroots nonprofit, U.S. Term Limits.
A poll conducted by McLaughlin & Associates shows that of likely voters in North Carolina support term limits on Congress, including strong support across party lines. 79% of Republicans, 68% of Democrats, and 71% of independents in the poll support this important election reform.
U.S. Term Limits President Philip Blumel commended Speaker Moore for putting forth the resolution. Blumel said, “The people of North Carolina are lucky to have public servants who see what is going on in D.C. and are willing to take action to fix it. They know that Congress won’t set term limits on itself. Therefore, it is the obligation of the states to do so.”
HJR172 will now make its way to the Rules Committee and then the floor for a vote by the North Carolina House of Representatives.
If passed in both the state house and senate this session, North Carolina will join other states in the call to convene the states for the exclusive purpose of proposing term limits on the U.S. Congress. Once 34 state legislatures pass similar resolutions on the topic and approve the term limits amendment, it must 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.