For immediate release
January 31, 2023
Contact: Ron Hooper, U.S. Term Limits
Utah Rep. Ken Ivory files resolution to term limit Congress
Salt Lake City, UT – State Rep. Ken Ivory (district 39) has filed House Joint Resolution 9 (HJR9) for Utah to join the states calling for a convention to propose a congressional term limits amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The effort is being spearheaded by the nonpartisan, nonprofit, U.S. Term Limits (USTL).
According to the latest RMG Research poll, 77% of likely voters in Utah support term limits on Congress, including strong support among Republicans, Democrats, and independents alike.
The President of U.S. Term Limits, Philip Blumel commended Ivory for working on such an important electoral reform. Blumel said, “The people of Utah are lucky to have public servants who see what is going on in D.C. and are willing to take action to fix it. By using Article V to term limit Congress, the states can restore citizen representation on Capitol Hill.”
Twenty-nine representatives have pledged to cosponsor and support the term limits resolution.
If passed, Utah will join other states in the call for an Article V convention for the exclusive purpose of proposing a congressional term limits amendment. Once thirty-four state legislatures pass similar resolutions Congress must call the convention for the States to propose the amendment, which will then require ratification by three-fourths (38) of the states to become part of the U.S. Constitution.
U.S. Term Limits is the largest nonpartisan, nonprofit organization advocating specifically for term limits. Our mission is to improve the quality of government with a citizen legislature that closely reflects its constituency and is responsive to the needs of the people it serves. Find out more at termlimits.org.