April 2021 – On January 25, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) (photo, above), a longtime proponent for congressional term limits, reintroduced a constitutional amendment that would impose term limits on all members of Congress. If amended, the Constitution would limit U.S. senators to two six-year terms and U.S. representatives to three two-year terms.
“The rise of political careerism in today’s Congress is a sharp departure from what the Founders intended for our federal governing bodies,” said Cruz. “I have long called for this solution for the brokenness of Washington, D.C., and I will continue fighting to hold career politicians accountable.”
This attempt marks the third time Cruz has advocated for term limits – the first in 2017 and the second in 2019. Cruz is joined in his efforts by Republican Sens. Mike Braun and Todd Young of Indiana, Sens. Marco Rubio and Rick Scott of Florida, and Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania.