Congressional term limits is the most bipartisan and popular political issue in America. 82% of the voters want term limits on Congress. Career politicians refuse to listen.
H.J.Res.20 by Rep. Francis Rooney (FL19th): Resolution proposes a constitutional amendment limiting Members of the House of Representatives to three terms and Members of the Senate to two terms.
Senator Ted Cruz‘s S.J. Res. 1: Joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment limiting Members of the House of Representatives to three terms and Members of the Senate to two terms.
Washington is much more than broken; the current shutdown is just the latest example.
We need to dramatically reinvent and reimagine government and term limits are the first step. The only people that disagree with that live in DC.
Read my full statement below: pic.twitter.com/6jRHqj272D
— Rick Scott (@SenRickScott) January 23, 2019
The U.S. Constitution gives states the power to bypass Congress, come together in a convention and propose a congressional term limits amendment. To make it happen, 34 state legislatures must pass applications for a congressional term limits convention.
What People Wanted in 2017
Congressional Reform Act
- No Tenure / No Pension. A Congressman / woman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they’re out of office.
- Congress (past, present, and future) participates in Social Security.
All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people. It may not be used for any other purpose.
- Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.
- Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.
- Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.
- Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.
- All contracts with past and present Congressmen/women are void effective 3/1/17. The American people did not make this contract with
As it stands today
- Salary of House/Senate members .. . . $174,000 FOR LIFE
- Salary of Majority / Minority Leaders . . $193,400 FOR LIFE.