January 4, 2017 •
Cruz and DeSantis Propose Term Limit Constitutional Amendment
On January 3, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis proposed an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to impose term limits on members of Congress. The amendment would limit Senators to two six-year terms and House members to three two-year terms.
In a press release, Cruz states, “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.”
The election of a person filling a vacancy in the House would be counted as one term if the person fills the vacancy for more than one year. In the Senate, the vacancy would have to be filled for more than three years to be counted.
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