Monday, January 07, 2013

Representative reintroduces bill to abolish presidential term limit

Posted on: 11:47 am, January 6, 2013, by Web Staff, updated on: 11:56am, January 6, 2013

Congressman José E. Serrano (Facebook)

U.S. Rep. Josè Serrano, D-N.Y., once again quietly introduced a resolution that would allow President Obama or any president to serve an unlimited number of terms, according to a report.

According to GovTrack.US, Rep. Serrano introduced House Joint Resolution 15 on Friday. The resolution is described as:

“Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the twenty-second article of amendment, thereby removing the limitation on the number of terms an individual may serve as President.”

This resolution was assigned to a congressional committee on January 4, 2013, which would have to consider it before it would be sent to the House or Senate.

The bill was a reintroduction of House Joint Resolution 17 presented by Rep. Serrano in 2011. That resolution was never sent to committee.

According to the report, the resolution has a “0% chance of passing committee or ever being enacted or passed.”

Only 15% of House joint resolutions made it past committee and only 10% are passed or enacted, according to statistics from 2009-2010, according to GovTrack.US.



Serrano hopes to repeal the 22nd Amendment, ratified in 1947, before which no limit had been set. This had allowed Franklin D. Roosevelt, albeit in the exceptional circumstances caused by World War II, to serve four terms; a feat which few of his predecessors had attempted. . .


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