Rep. Jack Kingston Co-Sponsors U.S. Term Limits Amendment

| July 16, 2014

Jack-KingstonWASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston (GA-1) on Monday fulfilled his written pledge to voters by becoming the 18th House cosponsor of HJ RES 41 to establish a constitutional amendment imposing Congressional term limits of 3 terms in the U.S. House and 2 terms in the U.S. Senate.

Kingston is a signatory of the U.S. Term Limits pledge to “cosponsor and vote for” such an amendment. His opponent in the race for Georgia’s U.S. Senate seat, David Perdue, has also signed the Pledge.

“Jack Kingston has long been an advocate of term limits,” said Philip Blumel, president of U.S. Term Limits. “This is a concrete step towards delivering what a large majority of Americans want, competitive elections and more representative government.”

According to a 2013 Gallup Poll, 75% of American voters support Congressional term limits, including majorities of Republicans, Democrats and Independents.

Other sponsors of the Amendment include Trey Gowdy (SC-4), Mark Sanford (SC-1) and Bill Cassidy (LA-6) in the House and Rand Paul (KY), Marco Rubio (FL) and Kelly Ayotte (NH) in the Senate. The Senate companion bill is SJ RES 2.

The U.S. Term Limits Pledge and the Amendment bill have become an issue in the race to replace Kingston in the House District 1 seat he vacated to run for the U.S. Senate. Would-be successor Dr. Bob Johnson, a former Army Ranger and cancer surgeon, has signed the U.S. Term Limits pledge and has made Congressional Term Limits a central issue in his campaign. His opponent, state Sen. Buddy Carter, has not signed the Pledge and opposes term limits. Johnson and Carter will face off in a Republican primary runoff on July 22.

“Washington is broken and Jack Kingston saw this first-hand,” said Johnson. “Losing Jack to the Senate, House District 1 needs to send a citizen legislator to Congress who will continue his battle for term limits.”

The U.S. Term Limits pledge is being distributed to every candidate for Congress across the country.  So far in 2014, over 170 candidates have signed the Pledge including 15 in Georgia.

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  1. D. Miballzich says:

    Wow, finally a politician on the right track. I really wish they would limit it to 2 terms no matter where they serve. Also Eliminate pensions for elected positions except president.

    It’s all well and good but here’s the rub. WHO do you think is going to vote on this? Oh yea, the people affected by it. The same people who vote to give themselves raises. The same people who don’t even show up half the time unless it’s a vote that directly affects their jobs. This is one of those things where they need to add it to the ballots of an election and let the people decide.

  2. The Backwards Georgian says:

    A politician on the right track?
    I don’t think so.
    This guy is on his way out of congress after 10 consecutive terms. The entire time he has been in congress he has proven to be a racist bigot that only cares about lining his pockets. This guy is supporting term limits to be a populist and garnish votes days before his impending run off election.

    • D. Miballzich says:

      You just described every politician. I don’t like any of them but at least a change like he is proposing gets more fresh blood in office.