Term Limit Constitutional Amendment Introduced in Congress 

Senator Cruz says it is crucial to fixing what is wrong in Washington.

Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and Representative Ralph Norman of South Carolina introduced in both the Senate and House an amendment to the United States Constitution that would impose term limits on members of Congress. 

Under the amendment, Senators would be limited to two six-year terms and members of the House to three two-year terms after the date of enactment. 

Senator Cruz stated, “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.” 

Representative Norman stated, “Elected office should represent a short-term privilege of public service, not a career choice. Those of us in Congress ought to serve for a reasonable period of time and then return home to live under the laws we enacted. That’s why I’ve proposed a constitutional amendment to establish term limits in the legislative branch, and I am honored that Senator Cruz has introduced a companion bill over in the Senate.  This effort will go a long way to positively impact American politics, and I appreciate Senator Cruz’s leadership on this important issue.” 

A Constitutional amendment may be proposed by a two-thirds vote of both congressional chambers. It must then be ratified by three-quarters of the state legislatures or of conventions called in each state for ratification. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Senator Cruz and Representative Norman as they promote the Constitutional amendment for terms limits on federal legislators.
  • For members of the House and Senate as they consider the proposed amendment.

Sources: Daily Caller, Fox News 


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