The four-year term for House members, combined with term limits, appears to be aimed at giving House members more than just one year to focus on the job at hand before having to face reelection. In a January op-ed, Ribble and freshman Rep. Scott RigellScott RigellGOP rep: Trump doesn't have one trait I'd want my son to emulate GOP lawmakers urge RNC to cut ties with Trump House Republican 'leaning' toward vote for Gary Johnson MORE (R-Va.), who co-sponsored the amendment, said members need more time to work on the issues without being interrupted by the campaign:
"Term limits would refresh Congress and inject urgency into the work that needs to be done. It would make legislators prioritize what’s most important and allow them more time to focus on key issues before campaigning for reelection."
Rep. Tim ScottTim ScottJuan Williams: Trump's race politics will destroy GOP Trump to address Family Research Council summit Skip the hashtags, how Conservatives can talk to Black people. MORE (R-S.C.), another freshman member, also co-sponsored the amendment. The resolution proposing the amendment is H.J.Res. 101.