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Term Limits Dead As a Republican Issue

The long-awaited “Commitment to America,” which House Republicans hope will be a winning manifesto in midterm elections this fall, was unveiled Friday.   

Like its predecessor, the “Contract With America” of 1994, which Republicans rode to their first majority in the House and Senate in 40 years, the Commitment promises votes on key issues from crime to national security to taxes. 

Noticeable by its absence from the document is one proposal that many say was pivotal to the Contract’s appeal 28 years ago: term limits for members of Congress, on which many Republicans successfully campaigned for the House that year and did actually vote on once in office.

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