Rep. Schamerhorn honored for term limit support

Rep. Schamerhorn honored for term limit support

State Representative Rodney Schamerhorn, at center, stands with a plaque he was awarded due to his support of term limits for Congress.

Louisiana’s state representative Rodney Schamerhorn (district 24) was honored with a plaque for his support of term limits on Congress. U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the nation’s oldest and largest pro-term limits group, presented the distinction to Schamerhorn at the Louisiana capitol earlier this week.

Les and Shanna Chamblee of USTL gave the representative the “Champion of Term Limits” wood plaque which reads, “In recognition of a steadfast commitment to restore citizen government through term limits.” Schamerhorn has pledged to support house concurrent resolution 51 (HCR51) which is slated to go to a vote on the house floor next week. The convention bill does not set the specific length of term limits, rather, it simply starts a discussion among the states on what the ideal term limits of Congressmembers should be.

Under Article V of the U.S. Constitution, the states have more power to amend the Constitution than the Congress does. In this situation, Congress would have a conflict of interest to propose term limits on itself. Recognizing this, the founders assured the states could both propose and ratify amendments without the approval of Congress. HCR51 leverages this power so the states may act in the best interest of the people.

 

 

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