Byrne Cosponsors Term Limit Legislation, Honors Yet Another Campaign Pledge
Washington, DC – March 7, 2014 – Representative Bradley Byrne (AL-1) announced he cosponsored H.J.Res. 108, introduced by Representative Mick Mulvaney (SC-5). This resolution proposes an amendment to the Constitution limiting the number of terms a Member of Congress may serve to six terms in the House of Representatives or two terms in the Senate. Byrne promised during his campaign for Congress that he would support term limits.
Byrne said: “Washington is in dire need of fresh ideas and energy. No Member of Congress has a monopoly on the seat they occupy. It belongs solely to the people they represent.
“The Founding Fathers never envisioned being a Member of Congress as a career – rather, they saw it as an act of public service from which ordinary citizens would return to their trade after completing their tenure. This resolution simply gives career politicians a helping hand out the door and funnels new talent into the halls of Congress. The American people deserve their elected leaders to live up to this vision of public service, and I am proud to keep my pledge by cosponsoring this resolution.”