Missouri House calls for congressional term limits

4 days 4 hours 53 minutes ago Wednesday, May 16 2018 May 16, 2018 Wednesday, May 16, 2018 9:38:00 AM CDT May 16, 2018 in News
By: The Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - The Missouri House has approved a resolution calling for a national convention to amend the U.S. Constitution to create congressional term limits.

The proposal, approved by the House on a 101-34 vote Tuesday, calls for what is known as an Article V Convention of the States to limit the amount of time people can serve in the U.S. House and Senate. Two thirds of all state legislatures would need to issue a similar call for the convention to happen, and any proposed amendments would then need the support of three fourths of those legislatures.

House members put a five-year expiration date on the resolution.

Proponents say term limits will help weed out corruption. Opponents say regular elections already function as a check on power.

The proposal is SCR 40.

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