Sen. Ted Cruz Proposes Constitutional Amendment For Congressional Term Limits

Sen. Ted Cruz
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By NewsRadio 1080 KRLD

DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Rep. Francis Rooney (R-FL) have proposed a Constitutional amendment that would impose term limits on members of both houses of Congress, according to reports. 

The amendment, co-sponsored by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), and Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) calls for a limit of three, two-year terms in the House of Representatives and two, six-year terms in the Senate.

“For too long, members of Congress have abused their power and ignored the will of the American people,” said Cruz in a statement. “Term limits on members of Congress offer a solution to the brokenness we see in Washington, D.C. It is long past time for Congress to hold itself accountable. I urge my colleagues to submit this constitutional amendment to the states for speedy ratification.”

For too long, members of Congress have abused their power and ignored the will of the American people. Term limits on members of Congress offer a solution to the brokenness we see in Washington, D.C. It is long past time for Congress to hold itself accountable.

— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) January 3, 2019

Cruz proposed a similar Constitutional amendment in January of 2017.

President Trump supports term-limits for members of Congress, tweeting in April of last year that he met with a bipartisan group of lawmakers and he endorsed their efforts.

“The American people support term limits by an overwhelming margin. I believe that as lawmakers, we should follow the example of our founding fathers, Presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, who refused to consider public service as a career" said Rooney. "Our history is replete with examples of leaders who served their country for a time and returned to private life, or who went on to serve in a different way.”