GOP rep unveils resolution seeking congressional term limits

Rep. Trey HollingsworthJoseph (Trey) Albert HollingsworthOvernight Defense: House votes to block Trump arms sales to Saudis, setting up likely veto | US officially kicks Turkey out of F-35 program | Pentagon sending 2,100 more troops to border House votes to block Trump's Saudi arms sale The 27 Republicans who voted with Democrats to block Trump from taking military action against Iran 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 CruzOvernight Defense: Erdoğan gets earful from GOP senators | Amazon to challenge Pentagon cloud contract decision in court | Lawmakers under pressure to pass benefits fix for military families Erdoğan gets earful from GOP senators at White House Senators confirm Erdoğan played 'propaganda' video in White House meeting MORE (R-Texas) and Rep. Francis RooneyLaurence (Francis) Francis RooneyBipartisan Senate climate caucus grows by six members House Democrat: Taylor's impeachment testimony made 'very clear' there was a quid pro quo New bipartisan Senate climate caucus aims to take 'politics' out of the topic 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.