Congressional Reform

Term Limits for Congress is Good Government 101

Congressman Ribble introduced a Constitutional Amendment (H.J. Res. 101) that would limit the number of years a member of Congress can serve. If the amendment is adopted, it would limit House members to three terms of four years and Senators to two terms of six years, equaling 12 years for both chambers. The amendment would apply to only those individuals first elected to office following its adoption into law and would therefore not affect any current member of Congress.

Highlights of H.J. Res 101

Senators would serve 2 terms of 6 years

House members would serve 3 terms of 4 years

A House term would increase from 2 years to 4 years to allow members more time to focus on governing instead of campaigning for an election every other year. History has shown that the meaningful legislation is less likely to be passed during an election year.

Press Release

What do you think?

Congressman Ribble would like you to weigh in on this important issue. To take a survey on congressional term limits, click the link below.

Term Limits Survey