34 States Can Bypass Congress To Propose A Congressional Term Limits Amendment!
The U.S. Constitution provides the state legislatures authority to propose amendments without the approval of Congress. To make it happen, 34 state legislatures must pass applications for an amendment for congressional term limits and Congress must call a convention for the States to propose the amendment.
Now, here is where it gets a bit complicated. The States don’t always pass the exact same application. So, today there are state legislatures that have passed the U.S. Term Limits (USTL) single-subject application for congressional term limits, and there are others that have passed applications for multiple subjects, including congressional term limits.
So Where do We Stand Now?
Three states, Florida, Alabama, and Missouri have passed USTL’s applications specific to the single subject congressional term limits. Thirteen more states (indicated as medium blue) have passed congressional term limits specific language as part of a multi-subject application. To eliminate all legal uncertainly and positively impose term limits on the U.S. House and Senate, USTL is fighting to pass our single-subject congressional term limits application in 34 states.
One thing is clear, however. The individual states are taking action to impose term limits on Congress, and every day we are one step closer to our goal!