Should There be Term Limits Set for Members of Congress?

Congressional Term Limits
Congressional Term Limits

a. Yes, Set Limit
b. No, Don’t Set Limit
c. 8 Year Term
d. 20 Year Term (Retirement)

A term limit is a law that limits the amount of time a political representative may hold an elected office. In the U.S. the office of the President is restricted to two four year terms.

In the 1990s, reformers put congressional term limits on the ballot and the main Republican Party platform was to pass legislation setting term limits in Congress. A proposed amendment limited members of the Senate to two six-year terms and members of the House to six two-year terms. The amendment was never passed.

What are the current term limits for Congress?
There are currently no term limits for Congressional terms but various states and cities have enacted term limits for their elected officials at the local level. Under the Constitution, members of the United States Senate may serve an unlimited number of six-year terms and members of the House of Representatives may serve an unlimited number of two-year terms.

There are pros and cons to having congressional term limits. In the end, it’s up to the people to decide. So, what do you think? When is enough, enough?

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