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On Monday, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) introduced a constitutional amendment to the Senate that would place term limits on all members of Congress

Cruz, who has been a long advocate for term limits for Congress, introduced the amendment that would limit representatives in the House to three terms in office, a total of six years, and limit senators to two terms in office, a total of 12 years.

“Term limits are critical to fixing what’s wrong with Washington, D.C.,” the Texas senator told The Daily Caller. “The Founding Fathers envisioned a government of citizen legislators who would serve for a few years and return home, not a government run by a small group of special interests and lifelong, permanently entrenched politicians who prey upon the brokenness of Washington to govern in a manner that is totally unaccountable to the American people.”

“The fears of the framers have today been realized. Today the swamp has been hard at work picking winners and losers. This is a bipartisan problem,” Cruz said in a video posted to Twitter. “The American people have lost confidence in Washington and especially in Congress. Our capitol has too often become a political playground for the powerful and well-connected. The American people realize that congressional term limits would help fix the brokenness and corruption fostered by career politicians in Washington.”

“The Founding Fathers envisioned a government of citizens legislators who would serve for a few years and return home, not a government run by a small group of special interest and lifelong, permanently entrenched politicians who prey upon the brokenness of Washington to govern in a manner that is totally unaccountable to the American people,” Cruz added. “Term limits bring about accountability that is long overdue and I urge my colleagues to advance this amendment along to the states so that it may be quickly ratified and become a constructional amendment.”

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The legislation was cosponsored by Sens. J.D. Vance (R-OH), Bill Hagerty (R-TN), Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), Roger Marshall (R-KA), Mike Lee (R-UT), Steve Daines (R-MT), Todd Young (R-IN), Mike Braun (R-IN), Rick Scott (R-FL), and Tommy Tuberville (R-AL).

In order for Cruz’s constitutional amendment to be passed it would require two-thirds support in both the House and the Senate and three-fourths of the state legislatures would then need to agree upon the constructional change.

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While this would be a high bar to clear, the American public is behind the change. A recent poll found that 84 percent of respondents wanted term limits for the House and 83 percent wanted term limits for the Senate, as reported by Insider.

Term limits could be a possible path to fixing Washington and rooting out the power structures that oppress Americans. Sadly, there were no Democrat cosponsors to the amendment, however, it may be possible that Republicans could convince them that such a change would be in the best interest of America.

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