Representative Hollingsworth Introduces First Bill

January 9, 2017

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January 9, 2017

Hollingsworth maintains pledge to lead the fight for term limits 

Washington, D.C. — Early this afternoon, Representative Trey Hollingsworth introduced his first piece of legislation, House Joint Resolution (H.J.Res.) 23, in the House of Representatives. Representative Hollingsworth's bill proposes an amendment to the Constitution to limit the number of terms that a Member of Congress may serve to four in the House of Representatives and two in the Senate.

On the first day of the 115th Congress, and as his first official act as a Member of the House of Representatives, Representative Hollingsworth notified the Office of Legislative Counsel of his intent to propose this legislation, calling it his "top priority."

"I made a promise to my fellow Hoosiers: that my highest priority in Congress will be working to return our government to one that is by the people and for the people. I am upholding;ding my commitment to lead the fight for term limits to ensure that Members of Congress serve constituents as public servants," Representative Hollingsworth said. "As all Hoosiers know, our actions speak louder than our words. That is why I made sure that my first official act was to draft this important piece of legislation that Hoosiers desperately wish to see enacted."

The bill to impose term limits on Members of Congress will be entered into the Congressional Record and assigned to a committee for consideration before the full House and Senate can vote on it.


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