Congress introduces Amendment to strike Presidential term limit

An amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal term limits of President has been introduced

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Jose’ E. Serrano of New York (w/Obama inset)

On January 7, 2011 – the first week in session by the 112th Congress — a joint resolution was introduced into the House of Representatives by Mr. Jose’ E. Serrano of New York (D) which was referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Democratic Congressman Jose’ E. Serrano of New York, born in 1943,  has served in Congress since 1990.

–JOINT RESOLUTION–

An amendment to the Constitution of the United States has been proposed to repeal the twenty-second article of amendment, thereby removing the limitation on the number of terms an individual may serve as President.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled   (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years after the date of its submission for ratification:

HJ RES 17

What is a Joint Resolution?
A joint resolution is a legislative proposal that requires the approval of both houses and the signature of the President, just as a bill does. Resolutions from each house are assigned a number in the order in which they are introduced, starting at the beginning of each Congress (first and second sessions). There is no real difference between a bill and a joint resolution. Joint resolutions generally are used for limited matters, such as a single appropriation for a specific purpose. They are also used to propose amendments to the Constitution. A joint resolution has the force of law, if approved. Joint resolutions become a part of the Constitution when three-quarters of the states have ratified them; they do not require the President’s signature.

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One Response to Congress introduces Amendment to strike Presidential term limit

  1. Jorge Lastra says:

    I am reading this more than a year after it’s date and I haven’t heard about it before, which is scary to me. Simply put, We The People do not want or need a dictator, a king, or anything similar. Obama being a 1-term president was bad enough, if for nothing more than how the country has become more divided than ever. Not limited to Democrats, it’s sad to see our elected officials trample on the Constitution, especially in as dangerous a case as this. The federal gov’t is a leech on The People, doing poorly what locals could do better, for less money. The materialism of Our politicians, hollywood, and the sheep in the general pop. is destroying the fabric of our society. Love of money, nothing else, will be our downfall. Some corporate ceo’s are to blame, but gov’t makes and enforces the rules and until we put responsible and independent people in power, we will continue to be tyrannized by the very gov’t established by people fleeing tyranny.

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