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Contract with America bill (Identified by CRS)
Term Limits bill (Identified by CRS)

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Official Title as Introduced

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States with respect to the number of terms of office of Members of the Senate and the House of Representatives.


Actions Overview (2)

Date Actions Overview
03/29/1995Failed of passage/not agreed to in House: On passage Failed by recorded vote (2/3 required): 227 - 204, 1 Present (Roll No. 277).
03/02/1995Introduced in House

All Actions (36)

Date All Actions
03/29/1995-9:35pmOn passage Failed by recorded vote (2/3 required): 227 - 204, 1 Present (Roll No. 277).
Action By: House of Representatives
03/29/1995-9:10pmThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/29/1995-9:10pmThe House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.J. Res. 73.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/29/1995-9:10pmH.Amdt.332 By unanimous consent, the McCollum amendment was withdrawn.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/29/1995-8:29pmMr. McCollum asked unanimous consent that the time for debate on the McCollum amendment be reduced to 30 minutes, equally divided. Agreed to without objection.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/29/1995-8:29pmDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 116, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of debate on the McCollum amendment.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/29/1995-8:29pmH.Amdt.332 Amendment (A004) in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. McCollum.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/29/1995-8:29pmH.Amdt.331 On agreeing to the Hilleary amendment (A003) Failed by recorded vote: 164 - 265, 1 Present (Roll no. 276).
Action By: House of Representatives
03/29/1995-7:00pmDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 116, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of debate on the Hilleary amendment.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/29/1995-7:00pmH.Amdt.331 Amendment (A003) in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Hilleary.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/29/1995-6:59pmH.Amdt.330 On agreeing to the Inglis amendment (A002) Failed by recorded vote: 114 - 316 (Roll no. 275).
Action By: House of Representatives
03/29/1995-5:25pmDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 116, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 1 hour of debate on the Inglis amendment.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/29/1995-5:25pmH.Amdt.330 Amendment (A002) in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Inglis.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/29/1995-5:23pmH.Amdt.329 On agreeing to the Peterson (FL) amendment (A001) Failed by recorded vote: 135 - 297 (Roll no. 274).
Action By: House of Representatives
03/29/1995-3:49pmDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 116, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of debate on the Peterson amendment.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/29/1995-3:49pmH.Amdt.329 Amendment (A001) in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Peterson (FL).
Action By: House of Representatives
03/29/1995-2:54pmGENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole continued with approximately 1 hour remaining for general debate.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/29/1995-2:54pmThe House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/29/1995-2:53pmConsidered as unfinished business.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/29/1995-2:52pmCommittee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.J. Res. 73 as unfinished business.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/29/1995-1:17pmGENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole continued with approximately 2 hours remaining for general debate.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/29/1995-1:17pmThe House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/29/1995-1:10pmConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H3915-3965)
Action By: House of Representatives
03/29/1995-12:51pmThe Committee of the Whole reported the words of Mr. Hoke back to the House. The Chair declared the words to be unparliamentary and, by unanimous consent, the words were stricken from the record. Objection was heard to a unanimous consent request to allow Mr. Hoke to proceed in order. The Chair then put the question on allowing Mr. Hoke to proceed in order and announced that, by voice vote, the motion had passed. Mr. Conyers objected to the vote on the grounds that a quorum was not present and a roll call vote was ordered.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/29/1995-12:51pmCommittee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.J. Res. 73 as unfinished business.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/29/1995-12:46pmDuring the course of debate, Mr. Dingell demanded that certain words of Mr. Hoke be taken down. Mr. Hoke asked unanimous consent that the words in question be stricken from the record, and objection was heard to the request. The Committee of the Whole then rose to report the words.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/29/1995-11:43amGENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with three hours of general debate.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/29/1995-11:42amThe Speaker designated the Honorable Scott L. Klug to act as Chairman of the Committee.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/29/1995-11:42amHouse resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 116 and Rule XXIII.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/29/1995-11:42amRule provides for consideration of H.J. Res. 73 with 3 hours of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit. Specified amendments are in order. No amendment to the joint resolution shall be in order except those specified in the report accompanying this resolution, to be offered in the order and manner specified. Each amendment shall be considered notwithstanding the adoption of a previous amendment in the nature of a substitute and not subject to further amendment. If more than one amendment is adopted, the amendment receiving the greatest number of affirmative votes shall be considered as finally adopted. In the case of a tie, only the last amendment to receive that number of affirmative votes shall be considered as finally adopted.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/29/1995-11:42amConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 116. (consideration: CR H3888-3909)
Action By: House of Representatives
03/28/1995-4:20pmRule H. Res. 116 passed House.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/22/1995Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H3553)
Action By: House of Representatives
03/15/1995-11:53pmRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 116 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.J. Res. 73 with 3 hours of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit. Specified amendments are in order. No amendment to the joint resolution shall be in order except those specified in the report accompanying this resolution, to be offered in the order and manner specified. Each amendment shall be considered notwithstanding the adoption of a previous amendment in the nature of a substitute and not subject to further amendment. If more than one amendment is adopted, the amendment receiving the greatest number of affirmative votes shall be considered as finally adopted. In the case of a tie, only the last amendment to receive that number of affirmative votes shall be considered as finally adopted.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/02/1995Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/02/1995Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (1)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Combest, Larry [R-TX-19] 03/24/1995

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Judiciary03/02/1995 Referred to

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Introduced in House (03/02/1995)

Constitutional Amendment - Prohibits the election of any person to a full term as a Senator more than twice or to a full term as a Representative more than six times. Bars any person who has been a: (1) Senator for more than three years of a term to which another person was elected from being subsequently elected more than once; and (2) Representative for more than a year from being subsequently elected more than five times. Excludes election or service occurring before this amendment becomes operative when determining eligibility for election.