From the office of Rep. Joe Walsh (R, Illinois 8th District)…
WASHINGTON – Congressman Joe Walsh (IL-8) released the following statement on the 61st anniversary of the passage of Presidential term limits that was celebrated yesterday. In July 2011, Congressman Walsh authored legislation with Rep. Schweikert (AZ) and Rep. Jeff Duncan (SC) that limits a Member of the House of Representatives to three terms and a Member of the Senate to two terms.
Walsh stated: “I came to Congress to change the way this town does business and to restore the founding principles put in place by our Founding Fathers. If we are serious about getting this country back on track, we need to change the process that got us into this mess. Term limits are essential to changing this destructive process. 61 years ago it started with placing term limits on the President and today we need to fight to pass Congressional term limits.
“I have pledged to serve only three terms in Congress. Keeping the same Members year after year only feeds political corruption as politicians continue to lose touch with the people they were elected to represent. This anniversary is a great opportunity to bring up the need for Congressional term limits, and it is time to stop this unproductive cycle and apply term limits to Congress.”