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  • Latest Action: Feb 09, 2009 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties.

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  • 98% of users oppose H.J.Res.5

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    • H.J.Res. 5 is a Constitutional amendment to remove the limit on the number of terms one may serve as President. It effectively would repeal the 22nd Amendment. Over the past six congressional sessions, several members of Congress have introduced similar legislation, including Sen. Harry Reid in 1989 ( S.J.Res. 36). As is likely the case in the 111th Congress, the resolutions have never proceeded out of committee. This is a fringe bill that has virtually no chance of becoming law. For more background on why there are bills in Congress like this one that are essentially dead on arrival, see this blog post.

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      Here's a summary from OpenCongress.org: H.J.Res. 5 is a Constitutional amendment to remove the limit on the number of terms one may serve as President. It effectively would repeal the 22nd Amendment. Over the past six congressional sessions, several members of Congress have introduced similar legislation, including Sen. Harry Reid in 1989 ( S.J.Res. 36). As is likely the case in the 111th Congress, the resolutions have never proceeded out of committee. This is a fringe bill that has virtually no chance of becoming law. For more background on why there are bills in Congress like this one that are essentially dead on arrival, see this blog post.

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On January 09, 2009, by Anonymous - The Congress should be term limited to 4 years and salary cut to the volunteer median income.

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      As noted by Anonymous, a user on OpenCongress.org, on January 09, 2009, "The Congress should be term limited to 4 years and salary cut to the volunteer median income."
    • On January 29, 2009, by BWSorensen - I agree, this shouldn't be an amendment, there should be an amendment to limit the amount of term for all federal officials.

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      As noted by BWSorensen, a user on OpenCongress.org, on January 29, 2009, "I agree, this shouldn't be an amendment, there should be an amendment to limit the amount of term for all federal officials."
    • On February 14, 2009, by jdbrackett5 - RIGHT ON! All government 'officials' are acting as if they are royalty and we are too stupid to be citizens--we are the serfs of their kingdom.

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      As noted by jdbrackett5, a user on OpenCongress.org, on February 14, 2009, "RIGHT ON! All government 'officials' are acting as if they are royalty and we are too stupid to be citizens--we are the serfs of their kingdom."

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • H.R.2142: Northern Mariana Islands College Access ... - OpenCongress - June 02, 2011 by opencongress.org - Or, if you know of a news article about this bill to display here, email us the web address of this page and the web address of your suggested news article: Our editorial team will post relevant links as quickly as possible. Thanks for helping to build ...

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      As noted by opencongress.org on June 02, 2011, "Or, if you know of a news article about this bill to display here, email us the web address of this page and the web address of your suggested news article: Our editorial team will post relevant links as quickly as possible. Thanks for helping to build ..." (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h2142/show)
    • S.1086: Eunice Kennedy Shriver Act - U.S. Congress - OpenCongress - May 25, 2011 by opencongress.org - A bill to reauthorize the Special Olympics Sport and Empowerment Act of 2004, to provide assistance to Best Buddies to support the expansion and development of mentoring programs, and for other purposes. view all titles (2) ... Or, if you know of a news ar

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      As noted by opencongress.org on May 25, 2011, "A bill to reauthorize the Special Olympics Sport and Empowerment Act of 2004, to provide assistance to Best Buddies to support the expansion and development of mentoring programs, and for other purposes. view all titles (2) ... Or, if you know of a news ar" (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-s1086/show)
    • 10 Unpopular Bills That We'll Be Seeing Again Next Year - Blog ... - December 29, 2010 by Open Congress : Blog - 3) H.J.Res.5 – 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. ...

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      As noted by Open Congress : Blog on December 29, 2010, "3) H.J.Res.5 – 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. ..." (http://www.opencongress.org/articles/view/2152-10-Unpopular-Bills-That-We-ll-Be-Seeing-Again-Next-Year)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Honduras: A victory for term limits – and democracy - September 09, 2009 by Review Messenger - Jose Serrano (D-NY) introduced HJ Res 5 to repeal the 22nd Amendment to the US Constitution. In view of Mr. Obama's disdain for term limits, perhaps it's ...

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      As noted by Review Messenger on September 09, 2009, "Jose Serrano (D-NY) introduced HJ Res 5 to repeal the 22nd Amendment to the US Constitution. In view of Mr. Obama's disdain for term limits, perhaps it's ..." (http://www.reviewmessenger.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2636:honduras-a-victory-for-term-limits--and-democracy&catid=19:guest-opinion)
    • Endless terms for Obama? - July 11, 2009 by Press & Sun-Bulletin - Y. introduced HJ Res. 5, a bill that would repeal the amendment prohibiting a president from being elected to more than two terms in office, paving the way ...

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      As noted by Press & Sun-Bulletin on July 11, 2009, "Y. introduced HJ Res. 5, a bill that would repeal the amendment prohibiting a president from being elected to more than two terms in office, paving the way ..." (http://www.pressconnects.com/article/20090712/VIEWPOINTS03/907120310/1120/Endless+terms+for+Obama)
    • - June 29, 2009 by Examiner.com - A resolution, HJ Res. 5, was introduced into committee on January 6, 2009 which seeks to repeal the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution, thus removing term ...

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      As noted by Examiner.com on June 29, 2009, "A resolution, HJ Res. 5, was introduced into committee on January 6, 2009 which seeks to repeal the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution, thus removing term ..." (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/06/29/AR2009062903025.html)
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