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Lawmakers: COS is an SOS for faltering federal government

Empower Wisconsin | Oct. 9, 2019

By M.D. Kittle

MADISON — Tom Tiffany is running for congress, but he has no intention of making congress a career — at least according to legislation the northern Wisconsin senator has co-authored.

Tiffany (R-Hazelhurst) and Rep. Dan Knodl (R-Germantown) are creators of a resolution calling for Wisconsin to join a Convention of States to rein in the federal government. The resolution includes federal fiscal constructions, reasserts states’ rights laid out in the 10th Amendment, and imposes term limits on politicians “who seem to get too comfortable on Capitol Hill.”

“Adding term limits to our Constitution removes incentives for career politicians to become part of the DC swamp, and instead focus their attention on solutions to the problems we sent them there to fix — like our overspending,” tweeted Tiffany, who is running for the 7th Congressional District seat that opened up when Congressman Sean Duffy (R-Weston) stepped down last month citing his family health concerns.

With a deficit expected to hit $1 trillion next year, and a national debt over $22 trillion, Tiffany and Knodl argue its time for the states to fix the mess D.C. got America into.

The lawmakers’ resolution was the subject of a Senate committee hearing last week. It’s an extension of a measure the Republican-controlled state Legislature passed in 2017. That resolution also supported invoking Article V of the U.S. Constitution to call a convention of states to debate a balanced budget amendment.

Fellow Republican Jason Church is also running for the 7th Congressional District Seat. He has said he would self-limit, not serving more than four terms.

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