GOP rep unveils resolution seeking congressional term limits

Rep. Trey HollingsworthJoseph (Trey) Albert HollingsworthHillicon Valley: Twitter flags Trump campaign tweet of Biden clip as manipulated media | Democrats demand in-person election security briefings resume | Proposed rules to protect power grid raise concerns Lawmakers call for bipartisan push to support scientific research The Hill's 12:30 Report: Presidential race tightens in key states MORE (R-Ind.) reintroduced a resolution that would amend the Constitution to impose term limits on Congressional lawmakers.

The measure would restrict lawmakers from serving more than four terms in the House and more than two terms in the Senate.

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Members appointed to fill a vacancy or who won during a special election would not have their first term counted under the resolution.

Two-thirds of both chambers would have to pass the measure and at least 38 states would have to ratify it for it to become law.

Hollingsworth, who introduced the same legislation during the 115th Congress, argues term limits would help tamp down abuse of power in Washington.

“In the chaos and dysfunction in Washington, the interests and livelihoods of Hoosiers – and all Americans – are coming second to the self-interests, social media followings, and financial futures of far too many Members of Congress,” he told The Hill in a statement.

“The hardworking men and women who sent us here to represent them in Washington deserve a government that puts them, their families, their businesses, and their futures first.”

Other members have expressed support to similar proposals.

Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzTrump argues full Supreme Court needed to settle potential election disputes Press: Notorious RBG vs Notorious GOP The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Facebook - Washington on edge amid SCOTUS vacancy MORE (R-Texas) and Rep. Francis RooneyLaurence (Francis) Francis RooneyThe Hill's Convention Report: Democrats gear up for Day Two of convention The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Gohmert tests positive; safety fears escalate on Capitol Hill Pelosi to require masks on House floor MORE (R-Fla.) recently introduced legislation that would limit senators to serving no more than two six-year terms and House members no more than three two-year terms.