U.S. Term Limits, the leader in the national movement to limit terms for elected officials, today praised Kansas U.S. House candidate Roger Marshall (District 1) for signing its congressional term limits pledge.
U.S. Term Limits, the leader in the national movement to limit terms for elected officials, praised Kansas U.S. House candidate Roger Marshall (District 1) for signing its congressional term limits pledge.
In November of last year, 14 new U.S. Term Limits pledge signers were elected to Congress — including five new U.S. Senators.
USTL President Philip Blumel commented on Marshall’s pledge, saying, “We applaud Rodger Marshall for having the courage to stand with the everyday Americans by standing up to career politicians and special interest groups that run D.C.”
The U.S. Term Limits Amendment Pledge is provided to every announced candidate for federal office. It reads, “I pledge that as a member of Congress I will cosponsor and vote for the U.S. Term Limits amendment of three (3) House terms and two (2) Senate terms and no longer limit.”
The U.S. Term Limits Constitutional Amendment has been introduced in both the U.S. Senate by Senator David Vitter (R-LA) and the House of Representatives by Representative Matt Salmon (R-AZ).
Blumel noted, “It is vital that we have members of Congress who are willing to work hard and represent the people, not special interest groups. We need members of Congress in D.C. who are there to serve the people, rather than line their own pockets. Rodger Marshall knows that, and is willing to fight for this necessary change to our system of governance.”
According to the last nationwide poll on term limits conducted by Gallup, the issue enjoys wide bi-partisan support. The poll showed that 75 percent of Americans support congressional term limits.
Gallup’s analysis states, “Republicans and independents are slightly more likely than Democrats to favor term limits; nevertheless, the vast majority of all party groups agree on the issue. Further, Gallup finds no generational differences in support for the proposal.”
Blumel concluded, “Voters have always supported term limits, but they run into resistance from the very politicians elected to represent them. We need representatives in Congress like Marshall, who will go to D.C. knowing that they work for the people and who have the courage to stand up to the career politicians.”
The term limits amendment bills would require a two-thirds majority in the House and Senate, and ratification by 38 states in order to become part of the constitution.