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Issue Position: Term Limits

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Term limits for the House of Representatives Constitutional Amendment:

No person shall serve more than 12 years in the United States House of Representatives.
[Amendment language]
Section 1.
The term of a person elected to the House of Representatives shall be four years. No person shall be elected to the House of Representatives more than three times, and no person who has held the office of a representative, or acted as a representative, for more than 736 days of a term to which some other person was elected to the House of Representatives shall be elected to the House of Representatives more than two times. But this Article shall not apply to any person holding the office of a representative when this Article was proposed by the Congress, and shall not prevent any person who may be holding the office of a representative, or acting as a representative, during the term within which this Article becomes operative from holding the office of a representative or acting as a representative during the remainder of such term.
Section 2.
Immediately after they shall be assembled in consequence of the first election after this Amendment takes effect, the representatives shall be divided, by a lottery, into two classes. The seats of the representatives of the first class shall number 218 and shall be vacated at the expiration of the second year after they were elected. The seats of the representatives of the second class shall number 217 and shall be vacated at the expiration of the fourth year after they were elected. So that approximately one-half of the House may be chosen every second year.
Section 3. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years from the date of its submission to the States by the Congress.
Term limits for the U.S. Senate Constitutional Amendment: No person shall serve more than 12 years in the United States Senate.
[Amendment language]
Section 1.
No person shall be elected to the Senate more than two times, and no person who has held the office of a senator, or acted as a senator, for more than 1,095 days of a term to which some other person was elected to the Senate shall be elected to the Senate more than once. But this Article shall not apply to any person holding the office of a senator when this Article was proposed by the Congress, and shall not prevent any person who may be holding the office of a senator, or acting as a senator, during the term within which this Article becomes operative from holding the office of a senator or acting as a senator during the remainder of such term.
Section 2.
This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years from the date of its submission to the States by the Congress.
We need to get rid of professional politicians who are only concerned about getting re-elected. If you cannot come up to speed on what the job entails and get what you want accomplished within 12 years you should not be in office.


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