Term Limits on Congress Resolution passes Georgia Senate
Yesterday, the Georgia State Senate passed a resolution in favor of proposing term limits on Congress. Senate Resolution 28 (SR28), sponsored by Sen. Bill Cowsert, sailed through the chamber by a vote of 34-20. This resolution, as well as the companion HR39 sponsored by Rep. Beth Camp in the House is being guided through the Georgia legislature by U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the nation’s largest term limits advocacy organization. Through Article V of the U.S. Constitution, 34 states may make a call to propose the term limits on Congress amendment. Once proposed, 38 states are required to ratify the amendment to make it law. Fifty Georgia state lawmakers in the 2021 legislature have taken the term limits pledge promising to support an Article V convention for term limits on Congress. According to a 2017 poll by McLaughlin & Associates, congressional term limits is the most popular and bipartisan issue in Georgia, with 80 percent support statewide and only 9 percent opposed. Support includes 83 percent of Republicans, 82 percent of independents, and 74 percent of Democratic voters. Once the Georgia House passes the concurrent resolution, Georgia will be in the forefront of states calling for a national convention for the sole purpose of proposing a term limits on Congress amendment.