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March 17, 2023
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Billboards Call Claudia Tenney Out for Breaking Her
U.S. Term Limits Pledge
Voters Overwhelmingly Support Fewer Terms for Congress
Washington, DC – U.S. Term Limits is calling out Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-NY) for breaking her U.S. Term Limits campaign pledge with a billboard located in Fulton, NY on Rt. 481 at the railroad tracks. Representative Tenney pledged that she would support and cosponsor only the U.S. Term Limits amendment limiting U.S. Representatives to three terms and U.S. Senators to two terms. Yet now in Congress, she has broken her pledge by sponsoring a bill limiting Congress to longer terms, a proposition ardently opposed by voters. The bill she proposed is in direct violation of her pledge to support only the U.S. Term Limits amendment which she made during her election campaign. Voters elected her in part due to her pledge to support the U.S. Term limits amendment backed overwhelmingly by voters. In the billboards, U.S. Term Limits is calling her to keep her original pledge and withdraw her bill and only support the U.S. Term Limits amendment as she has pledged to do.
The U.S. Term Limits amendment has been introduced in Congress calling for six years total in the U.S. House of Representatives and twelve years maximum in the U.S. Senate. In the House, Representative Ralph Norman (R-SC) introduced House Joint Resolution 11. There are 82 original cosponsors listed on the resolution. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has promised a floor vote on the U.S. Term Limits amendment. In the Senate, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) filed Senate Joint Resolution 2, a companion resolution to House Joint Resolution 11. It has 14 Senate co-sponsors. There are currently 130 members of Congress who have pledged to support the U.S. Term Limits amendment, the highest-level support ever for this amendment.
“Running for office, Representative Tenney pledged to the voters that she would only support the U.S. Term Limits amendment limiting congressional terms,” said Nicolas Tomboulides, Executive Director of U.S. Term Limits. “Yet now in office, she has proposed a bill that would dilute the intention of limiting congressional terms that breaks her solemn pledge to voters to only sponsor and support term limits that limit House members to 3 terms and Senate members to 2 terms. “Voters deserve to know how Representative Tenney is playing the D.C. game,” concluded Tomboulides. “We are encouraging Representative Tenney to apologize to her constituents for breaking the pledge she made when they elected her and for her to keep her word.”
U.S. Term Limits is the largest nonpartisan, nonprofit organization advocating solely on 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.