H.J.RES.2: 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.

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139 (6 Democrats, 1 Independent, 133 Republicans)

Bill Summary

Constitutional Amendment - Makes any person who has been elected for a full term: (1) two times to the Senate ineligible for election or appointment to the Senate; or (2) six times to the House ineligible for election to the House. Bars any person who has served as a: (1) Senator for more than three years of a term to which some other person was elected from being subsequently eligible for election to the Senate more than once; and (2)...

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Bill Actions

Date Description
Sponsor introductory remarks on measure.
Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Ordered to be Reported Without Recommendation by the Yeas and Nays: 19 - 12.
Reported by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 105-2.
Placed on the House Calendar, Calendar No. 45.
Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 47 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.J. Res. 2 with 2 hours of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order.
Rule H. Res. 47 passed House.
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 47.
Rule provides for consideration of H.J. Res. 2 with 2 hours of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order.
House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 47 and Rule XXIII.
The Speaker designated the Honorable Doc Hastings to act as Chairman of the Committee.
GENERAL DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 47, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with two hours of general debate.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 47, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hutchinson amendment.
VOTE POSTPONED - At the conclusion of debate, the Chair put the question on agreeing to the Hutchinson amendment and announced that, by voice vote, the amendment was not agreed to. Mr. Hutchinson objected to the vote on the grounds that a quorum was not present and made a point of order that a quorum was not present. Further proceedings were postponed and the point of no quorum was withdrawn.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 47, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McInnis amendment.
VOTE POSTPONED - At the conclusion of debate the Chair put the question on agreeing to the McInnis amendment and announced that, by voice vote, the amendment was not agreed to. Mr. McInnis requested a recorded vote and, pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 47, further consideration of the amendment was postponed.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 47, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Crapo amendment.
VOTE POSTPONED - At the conclusion of debate the Chair put the question on agreeing to the Crapo amendment and announced that, by voice vote, the amendment was not agreed to. Mr. Crapo requested a recorded vote and, pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 47, further consideration of the amendment was postponed.
The Chair announced the order of business to be the further consideration of those amendments on which recorded votes were requested and postponed.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 47, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with ten minutes of debate on the Blunt amendment.
VOTE POSTPONED - At the conclusion of debate, the Chair put the question on agreeing to the Blunt amendment and announced that, by voice vote, the amendment was not agreed to. Mr. Blunt objected to the vote on the grounds that a quorum was not present and made a point of order that a quorum was not present. Further proceedings were postponed and the point of no quorum was withdrawn.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 47, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with ten minutes of debate on the Christensen amendment.
VOTE POSTPONED - At the conclusion of debate the Chair put the question on agreeing to the Christensen amendment and announced that, by voice vote, the amendment was not agreed to. Mr. Christensen requested a recorded vote and, pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 47, further consideration of the amendment was postponed.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 47, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with ten minutes of debate on the Ensign amendment.
VOTE POSTPONED - At the conclusion of debate the Chair put the question on agreeing to the Ensign amendment and announced that, by voice vote, the amendment was not agreed to. Mr. Ensign requested a recorded vote and, pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 47, further consideration of the amendment was postponed.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 47, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with ten minutes of debate on the Thune amendment.
VOTE POSTPONED - At the conclusion of debate, the Chair put the question on agreeing to the Thune amendment and announced that, by voice vote, the amendment was not agreed to. Mr. Thune objected to the vote on the grounds that a quorum was not present and made a point of order that a quorum was not present. Further proceedings were postponed and the point of no quorum was withdrawn.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 47, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with ten minutes of debate on the Fowler amendment.
VOTE POSTPONED - At the conclusion of debate, the Chair put the question on agreeing to the Fowler amendment and announced that, by voice vote, the amendment was not agreed to. Mrs. Fowler objected to the vote on the grounds that a quorum was not present and made a point of order that a quorum was not present. Further proceedings were postponed and the point of no quorum was withdrawn.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 47, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with ten minutes of debate on the Scott amendment.
VOTE POSTPONED - At the conclusion of debate, the Chair put the question on agreeing to the Scott amendment and announced that, by voice vote, the amendment was not agreed to. Mr. Scott objected to the vote on the grounds that a quorum was not present and made a point of order that a quorum was not present. Further proceedings were postponed and the point of no quorum was withdrawn.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 47, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 30 minutes of debate on the Barton amendment.
The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.J. Res. 2.
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
On passage Failed by the Yeas and Nays (2/3 required): 217 - 211 (Roll No. 21).
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Jan. 7, 1997

Introduced in the House by Bill McCollum (R-Fla.)

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