Congressman José Serrano [D-NY15] is at it again.
Once again, for the 9th time since 1997, Serrano is trying to get Congress to abolish the two-term presidential limit that was established by the 22nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
On January 4, 2013, the first day of the 113th Congress, Serrano introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives, Joint Resolution 15: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the 22nd article of amendment, thereby removing the limitation on the number of terms an individual may serve as President.
This resolution was assigned to the House Judiciary Committee on January 4, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.
According to govtrack.us, however, only 15% of House joint resolutions made it past committee and only 10% were enacted or passed in 2009–2010. Govtrack.us gives H.J.Res. 15 0% chance of getting past committee and 0% chance of being enacted or passed.
69-year-old José Enrique Serrano (photo above), a native of Puerto Rico, represents New York’s 15th congressional district in South Bronx, which is small in geographical size but densely populated and one of the few majority Hispanic districts in America.
A member of Congress’
Progressive Socialist Caucus, he is widely regarded as one of the most Progressive socialist members of Congress. Serrano has never won re-election with less than 92% of the vote, in what is considered one of the safest seats in Congress.
H/t FOTM’s Tina!