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Cruz, DeSantis push for congressional term limits


Platinum Bling
Platinum Bling
Apr 5, 2010
It's a start.

I'm extremely doubtful they'll vote to put themselves out of a job. Doubt they'll even allow it to come up for a vote.

Having said that, I hope it passes.


Cruz, DeSantis push for congressional term limits

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) are pushing for an amendment to the Constitution to place term limits on lawmakers, arguing the move will help overhaul Washington.

"The American people resoundingly agreed on Election Day, and President-elect Donald Trump has committed to putting government back to work for the American people," Cruz said in a statement on Tuesday. "It is well past time to put an end to the cronyism and deceit that has transformed Washington into a graveyard of good intentions."

Under an amendment the two GOP lawmakers filed on Tuesday, House members would be allowed to serve three two-year terms and senators would be able to serve two six-year terms.

DeSantis added that the measure would be a "first step toward reforming Capitol Hill."

GOP Sens. Deb Fischer (Neb.), Ron Johnson (Wis.), Thom Tillis (N.C.), Marco Rubio (Fla.), Mike Lee (Utah) and David Perdue (Ga.) are backing the proposal. Cruz and DeSantis previously pledged in a Washington Post op-ed to introduce the measure this year.

According to the resolution, any congressional term before the amendment becomes law wouldn't be taken into account when determining if a lawmaker can run for reelection or not.

Trump backed term limits during his White House run, but the measure could face an uphill battle in Congress.

Neither House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), who has said he supports term limits, nor Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has signaled it could come up for a vote.

McConnell appeared to shut down Trump's push after the election, telling reporters, "We have term limits - they're called elections."

In addition to clearing Congress, the Cruz-DeSantis proposal would also need to be ratified by three-fourths of state legislatures before going into effect.


Midas Member
Midas Member
Sr Site Supporter
Jan 7, 2011
2016 was a change election. I believe the 2018 midterm will be a throw the bums out election. Trump will go right to the people via Twitter and tell them who is not cooperating or working for the American people. Mark my words he will Tweet who needs to be voted out regardless of party.