SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — “The rise of political careerism in modern Washington is a sharp departure from what the Founders intended in our federal governing bodies.” The words of Texas Senator Ted Cruz as he opened a hearing on Congressional term limits.
Cruz has authored a constitutional amendment that would limit U.S. senators to two six-year terms and would limit members of the House of Representatives to three two-year terms.
Cruz noted that in 2016, voters sent a strong message. That they want to “drain the swamp that is modern Washington”.
“The American people recognize that congressional term limits would help fix the brokenness and corruption fostered by career politicians in Washington today.”
Cruz referenced several polls that showed support across party lines for capping the time members of Congress could serve.
Cruz previously introduced a constitutional amendment imposing term limits on congressional members in January of 2019. He had introduced similar legislation in 2017.