U.S. Term Limits (USTL), a leader in the national movement to limit terms for elected officials, today praised Illinois U.S. House candidate Kyle McCarter (District 15) for signing its congressional term limits pledge.
In November of last year, 14 new U.S. Term Limits pledge signers were elected to Congress – including five new U.S. Senators.
USTL President Philip Blumel commented on McCarter’s pledge, saying, “We applaud Kyle McCarter for having the courage to make congressional term limits a top priority of his campaign.”
“McCarter’s support of term limits shows his commitment to the founders’ idea of a citizen legislature and rotation in office.”
The U.S. Term Limits Amendment Pledge is provided to every announced candidate for federal office. It reads, “I pledge that as a member of Congress I will cosponsor and vote for the U.S. Term Limits amendment of three (3) House terms and two (2) Senate terms and no longer limit.”
The U.S. Term Limits Constitutional Amendment has been introduced in both the U.S. Senate by Senator David Vitter (R-LA) and the House of Representatives by Representative Matt Salmon (R-AZ).
Blumel noted, “People are fed up with career politicians in D.C. who put their own self-interest before the needs of their constituents. Fortunately, with candidates like Kyle McCarter emerging, political pressure will continue to build toward the passage of a term limits amendment.”
The term limits amendment bills would require a two-thirds majority in the House and Senate, and ratification by 38 states in order to become part of the constitution.