GOP rep unveils resolution seeking congressional term limits

Rep. Trey HollingsworthJoseph (Trey) Albert HollingsworthNew bill would restrict Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from lobbying The Hill's Morning Report — Presented by Pass USMCA Coalition — Trump rallies for second term on 'promises kept' Overnight Defense: House votes to condemn transgender military ban | 5 Republicans vote against ban | Senate bill would block Turkey getting F-35s over Russia deal 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.


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 CruzJim Carrey fires back at 'Joe McCarthy wanna-be' Cruz Hillicon Valley: Google delays cutting off Huawei | GOP senators split over breaking up big tech | Report finds DNC lagging behind RNC on cybersecurity GOP senators split over antitrust remedies for big tech MORE (R-Texas) and Rep. Francis RooneyLaurence (Francis) Francis RooneyHillicon Valley: Lawmakers seek 'time out' on facial recognition tech | DHS asks cybersecurity staff to volunteer for border help | Judge rules Qualcomm broke antitrust law | Bill calls for 5G national security strategy Oil companies join blitz for carbon tax Bipartisan House bill calls for strategy to protect 5G networks from foreign threats 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.