Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) introduced new legislation last week that would enforce term limits for U.S. Senators; you can have two six-year terms but then you have to go, Cruz says.
The bill would be constructed as a constitutional amendment; it would also limit House representatives to three two-year terms.
Cruz released an official statement on the legislation.
“Term limits are critical to fixing what’s wrong with Washington, D.C. The Founding Fathers envisioned a government of citizen legislators who would serve for a few years and return home, not a government run by a small group of special interests and lifelong, permanently entrenched politicians who prey upon the brokenness of Washington to govern in a manner that is totally unaccountable to the American people. Terms limits brings about accountability that is long overdue and I urge my colleagues to advance this amendment along to the states so that it may be quickly ratified and become a constitutional amendment.”
The amendment was cosponsored by Sens. J.D. Vance (R-OH), Bill Hagerty (R-TN), Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), Roger Marshall (R-KS), Mike Lee (R-UT), Steve Daines (R-MT), Todd Young (R-IN), Mike Braun (R-IN), Rick Scott (R-FL), Josh Hawley (MO), and Tommy Tuberville (R-AL).
More over at The Texas Tribune:
Ted Cruz reintroduced a bill last week that would prevent U.S. senators from serving more than two six-year terms, even as he stands to run for a third term in 2024. https://t.co/zx7MCHkE8A
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