Amendment Introduced for Congressional TERM LIMITS


Sen. Ted Cruz

Senator Ted Cruz has proposed an amendment to the constitution along with House Representative Ron DeSantis to put a cap on terms that members of Congress may serve, the lawmakers said in a joint press release.

The proposed amendment will limit US senators to two six-year terms and members of the US House of Representatives to three two-year terms.

The only thing I disagree with is the House terms. They should be longer. Two years isn’t long enough. After a year, they have to campaign again.

Senator Ted Cruz wrote  in a statement on his website that  “D.C. is broken. The American people resoundingly agreed on Election Day, and President-elect Donald Trump has committed to putting government back to work for the American people. It is well past time to put an end to the cronyism and deceit that has transformed Washington into a graveyard of good intentions.”

“The time is now for Congress, with the overwhelming support of the American people, to submit this constitutional amendment to the states for speedy ratification. With control of a decisive majority of the states, the House of Representatives, and the Senate, we have a responsibility to answer the voters’ call-to-action. We must deliver.”

UNITED STATES – May 16: Ron DeSantis (R) Florida is interviewed at Roll Call in Washington, D.C. (Photo By Douglas Graham/Roll Call) (CQ Roll Call via AP Images)

“Term limits are the first step towards reforming Capitol Hill,” said Rep. DeSantis.

“Eliminating the political elite and infusing Washington with new blood will restore the citizen legislature that our Founding Fathers envisioned. The American people have called for increased accountability and we must deliver. Senator Cruz has been instrumental in efforts to hold Congress accountable, and I look forward to working with him to implement term limits.”

“President Trump, Speaker Ryan and huge majorities of the American people are demanding term limits,” said U.S. Term Limits President Philip Blumel. “Congress must listen and pass the Cruz-DeSantis amendment immediately.

They talked of the “enduring concept of a citizen legislature to limit abuse and to promote unclouded judgment.

How does something like this get passed, however, when the very people who need to be drained from the swamp are the same people who must vote for it?

The amendment was cosponsored in the Senate by Sens. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), and David Perdue (R-Ga.)

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