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Wisconsin legislators introduce resolutions to term limit Congress
Madison, WI — U.S. Term Limits applauds Sen. Duey Stroebel (district 20) and Rep. Timothy Ramthun (District 59) for introducing resolutions to term limit Congress. Sen. Duey Stroebel (district 20) authored resolution SJR12 and Rep. Timothy Ramthun (District 59) authored resolution AJR16.
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 Wisconsin support term limits on Congress, including strong support across partly lines. 82% of Republicans, 69% of Democrats, and 74% of independents of those surveyed support the reform.
U.S. Term Limits’ President Philip Blumel commended Sen. Stroebel and Rep. Ramthun for putting forth the legislation. Blumel said, “The people of Wisconsin are lucky to have a public servants who see what is going on in D.C. and is willing to take action to fix it. They knows that Congress won’t set term limits on itself. Therefore, it is the obligation of the states to do so.”
Stroebel added, “With each passing decade, our country has drifted further and further away from the citizen legislature and limited central government envisioned during the founding era. It’s time for state legislatures to convene under Article V of the U.S. Constitution for the purpose of imposing term limits on members of Congress and restoring the accountability and public trust that has been lost in our federal legislature.”
He continued, “This simple reform would generate positive turnover by allowing new citizens to serve their communities and introduce fresh perspectives and innovative ideas to a body that has long been plagued by the prioritization of electoral politics and the elevation of special interests over sound public policy.”
If passed in the state house and senate, Wisconsin 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.