Oklahoma Lawmaker Seeking Term Limits for US Congress Members

Ponca City Now - January 21, 2023 12:07 pm

 State Sen. Micheal Bergstrom

State Sen. Micheal Bergstrom filed a resolution aiming for term limits for U.S. Congress members.

Senate Joint Resolution 14 initiates an application to participate in an amendment proposal convention specific to limiting the time a member of Congress may hold office.

If SJR14 passes both chambers of the state legislature this session, Oklahoma will put Washington, D.C. on notice that it intends to join other states in calling for a convention for the exclusive purpose of proposing term limits on the U.S. Congress.

After 34 state legislatures apply for the convention and approve a term limits amendment proposal, it must be ratified by 38 states to become part of the U.S. Constitution.

A news release from Bergstrom’s office notes that Congressional term limits have support from many Republicans, Democrats, and Independents.

 

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