U.S. Rep. Burgess Owens Presented Term Limits Plaque
BOISE, IDAHO – Last week, Rep. Burgess Owens of Utah’s 4th congressional district was honored for his steadfast commitment to placing term limits on Congress. U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the nation’s largest pro-term limits group, honored Owens at the capitol in Boise for taking a strong stand on this important election reform.
Ed Humphreys, former USTL Idaho State Director and candidate for governor of Idaho, presented Owens with a glass plaque inscribed with his signed term limits pledge. Owens vowed that, as a member of Congress, he will cosponsor and vote for the U.S. Term Limits Amendment of three (3) house terms and (2) senate terms and no longer limit.
True to his word, he cosponsored HJR 12, which is a proposal to amend the Constitution of the United States to limit the number of terms that a member of Congress may serve to six years in the house and twelve years in the senate. More than 92 members of Congress have cosponsored the joint bills. HJR 12 is sponsored by Rep. Ralph Norman of South Carolina and SJR3 is sponsored by Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas.
According to the last nationwide poll on term limits conducted by McLaughlin & Associates, term limits enjoy wide bipartisan support. McLaughlin’s analysis states, “Support for term limits is broad and strong across all political, geographic and demographic groups. An overwhelming 80% of voters approve of a constitutional amendment that will place term limits on members of Congress.”
Once the amendment is proposed by Congress, it must be ratified by 38 states in order to become an amendment to the U.S. Constitution.