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Labrador proposes constitutional amendment to impose congressional term limits

Reflecting a top priority of President Donald Trump, Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador hopes to impose term limits on members of Congress, the Lewiston Tribune reports. Labrador introduced a joint resolution Thursday proposing a constitutional amendment that would limit representatives to six two-year terms; senators would be limited to two six-year terms. The measure isn't retroactive, so any terms served before the amendment is ratified would not count toward the total.

Tribune reporter Bill Spence writes that Labrador opposed term limits when he first ran for Congress, but has changed his mind after seeing how things work in Washington, D.C. Spence’s full report is online here.

Labrador's resolution, which has 12 co-sponsors, was referred to the House Judiciary Committee. To succeed, it needs a two-thirds vote in the House and Senate, after which it would have to be ratified by three-quarters of the states.

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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