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More House Dems want to limit time at the top

Posted by Matti Miranda on January 13, 2015 at 2:28 PM

Could term limits lessen the divide between the Democratic bench and Republican bench? Read this piece by Lauren French and Anna Palmer published a piece on January 11, 2015 on POLITICO. 

A growing faction of House Democrats wants to bring back term limits for the crew of party leaders who sit atop the chamber’s most influential committees.

The effort follows a series of bruising fights among Democrats over seniority, a split that pits younger lawmakers who feel shut out from decision-making versus powerful voting blocs like the Congressional Black Caucus and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. The latter groups have long favored seniority as the surest way for their members to rise in the ranks, while term-limit supporters lament that Republicans are outflanking Democrats in promoting young leaders to carry their message.

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