Raleigh, N.C. – A resolution sponsored by Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) that proposes adding Congressional term limits to the U.S. Constitution was approved by the North Carolina House of Representatives on Wednesday.
House Joint Resolution 172 Term Limits for Congress is sponsored by Speaker Moore, Rep. Mike Clampitt (R-Haywood), Rep. Jeff McNeely (R-Iredell), and Rep. Wayne Sasser (R-Stanly).
The resolution supports an application to the U.S. Congress for an Article 5 ‘Convention of the States,’ submitted for the specific purpose of proposing an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to impose term limits on members of Congress.
Speaker Moore said Wednesday a broken legislative process in Washington D.C. is harming the federal government and the American people, requiring serious measures to command accountability for leadership of the United States.
“I sponsored House Joint Resolution 172 because I think term limits for members of Congress is an idea whose time has come,” Speaker Moore said Wednesday.“When you talk to the American people, they support term limits for the U.S. Congress. They know the President is term-limited. So I am proud to advance this important proposal that has broad bipartisan support among our citizens.”“This bill is a step forward giving the states an opportunity to put in place term limits, and is narrowly drawn to address this issue. If a Convention of States were held to consider an amendment proposing term limits, it must be ratified by 38 states, and each state has just one vote.”“This is what the framers had in mind – a procedure they put in the U.S. Constitution. This is an important issue that Congress has not done, and that they presumably won’t do. So if you want to see term limits at the federal level this is your best, and I would say this is your only, opportunity to do so.”“We talk about reform on the Democratic side of the aisle, and on the Republican side of the aisle. This is a bipartisan reform that is much-needed in Washington D.C., and I urge you to support term limits for Congress today.”
HJR 172 was sent to the North Carolina Senate.