Ted Cruz is taking action and decided to propose a new amendment in to the U.S. Constitution. The Trump administration is working with Congress on the new proposal, and could be passes as soon as Trump is president.
According to americannews,
Almost one month ago, Sen. Ted Cruz promised to do his part to “drain the swamp” in Washington by introducing a term limit legislation in Congress. Donald Trump has talked about a measure like this for quite some time—and on the first day of the 115th Congress, Cruz took action.
“Today @RepDeSantis and I introduced a Constitutional amendment to impose #TermLimits on members of Congress,” Cruz wrote on social media.
His U.S. Senate website also posted the following announcement:
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) today proposed an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to impose term limits on members of Congress. The amendment would limit U.S. senators to two six-year terms and members of the U.S. House of Representatives to three two-year terms.
Reported by breitbart,
“D.C. is broken,” Cruz said in a statement Tuesday evening. “The American people resoundingly agreed on Election Day, and President-elect Donald Trump has committed to putting government back to work for the American people. It is well past time to put an end to the cronyism and deceit that has transformed Washington into a graveyard of good intentions.”
The amendment would limit senators to two terms (12 years total) and representatives to three terms (6 years total), the Washington Examiner reported.
President-elect Donald Trump made it a campaign promise that he would implement term limits on Congress, but it’s unclear if the incoming Trump administration has worked with Congress on the proposal, which was introduced during Congress’ first week in session of the new year.
What do you think of the New Amendment? Do you feel it will make a difference?