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Missouri Senate Calls for Term Limits in U.S. Constitution

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The Missouri Senate has passed a resolution calling for a national convention to amend the U.S. constitution to limit the time people can serve in Congress.

The proposal, approved Monday in a 22-9 vote, calls for what is known as an Article V Convention of the States in order to propose term limits to the U.S. House and Senate. 

Two thirds of state legislatures would need to support a convention for it to happen, and then three fourths of those legislatures would have to ratify any amendments the convention proposed. Other Republican-led states have recently supported similar proposals.

The measure now heads to the House.