Tennessee State Representative Paul Sherrell (District 43) was recently recognized for his efforts to support a Term Limits Amendment on Congress.
This amendment was created by the U.S. Term Limits Pledge, which states that Paul Sherrell will work to co-sponsor, vote for, and defend the resolution for an Article V convention, for the sole purpose of enforcing term limits on Congress.
Les Chamblee, of U.S. Term Limits, presented the distinction to Sherrell. The “Champion of Term Limits” plaque reads, “In recognition of your pledge supporting the protection of citizen government through an Article V convention.” Sherrell pledged to support house joint resolution 5 (HJR5). The convention bill does not set the specific length of term limits as it is meant to starts a discussion among the states on what the ideal term limits of congressmembers should be.
More than 60 fellow legislators have pledged their support for the amendment, indicating that constituents want term limits on Congress.
It is important to note that once the amendment is proposed by Congress or by states at a national convention, it must be ratified by 38 of the 50 states in order to be included as an amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
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