GOP rep unveils resolution seeking congressional term limits

Rep. Trey HollingsworthJoseph (Trey) Albert HollingsworthGOP lawmaker introduces bill to stop revolving door GOP rep unveils resolution seeking congressional term limits Election Countdown: Trump jumps into Ohio special election fight | What to watch in Tennessee primaries | Koch network freezes out Republicans who crossed them | Dead heat in Texas, Nevada Senate races | How celebs are getting into the midterms 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 CruzO'Rourke faces sharp backlash from left Dem strategist says South Carolina will be first 'real test' for O'Rourke MSNBC's Scarborough hits O'Rourke on his message: 'It's all goop' MORE (R-Texas) and Rep. Francis RooneyLaurence (Francis) Francis RooneyThe 25 Republicans who defied Trump on emergency declaration A conservative climate plan will build on personal responsibility while reducing emissions 13 House Republicans who bucked Trump on emergency declaration 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.