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There has been recent controversy about the debate whether congress should have term limits or not. Senator Robert Byrd was elected the first time in 1959, and he still holds his seat. Although there has been many amendments proposed, none have ever received the two-thirds majority in each house of Congress to send the amendment to be ratified. There are two arguments; one for advocating term limits is argued by Paul Jacob, and the other argument for opposing term limits is argued by John R. Hibbing. Foremost, the majority of Americans want congressional term limits: three terms for House members and two terms for Senators (Rourke, pg. 150). Paul Jacobs wants congressional term limits because term limits has allowed fairer competition, such as bringing more women and minorities into politics, and evidence has suggested they have reduced partisanship, gridlock, and special interest influence (Rourke, pg. 150-151). Also, more people are running for office, additional reforms are being made, and less single candidate races are occurring (Rourke, pg. 150-151). It is assumed that if someone is elected into Congress, it is highly likely he or she will be reelected again (Rourke, pg 148). During
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