A freshman lawmaker from Texas wants to enact strict term limits for Congress.

Lubbock’s Jodey Arrington and other first-term lawmakers recently met with President Trump on term limits. Arrington wants to restrict individuals from serving more than 12 years in Congress.

“The 22nd Amendment limited the terms of our president; it’s time to do the same for Congress starting with our freshman class. Let’s change the DC culture and give power back to the people,” Arrington tweeted on Monday.

The measure Arrington has sponsored with California Democrat Ro Khanna “would limit members of the U.S. House of Representatives to serving six two-year terms and members of the U.S. Senate to serving two six-year terms.”

In announcing their legislation, Arrington and Khanna noted:

Congress has a lower turnover rate than European monarchies, with 97 percent of Representatives and 93 percent of Senators winning reelection. This incumbency advantage for career politicians goes against what the Founding Fathers envisioned for the United States.

 

Michael Quinn Sullivan

Michael Quinn Sullivan is the publisher of Texas Scorecard. He is a native Texan, a graduate of Texas A&M, and Eagle Scout. Previously, he has worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine contributor, Capitol Hill staffer, think tank vice president. Michael and his wife have three adult children, and a dog. Check out his podcast, Reflections on Life and Liberty.

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