This joint resolution would amend the United States Constitution to limit member of Congress to serving no more than three terms in the House, and no more than two terms in the Senate.
This means that no lawmaker could sit in Congress longer than six years as a Representative or 12 years as a Senator — 18 years tops. While lawmakers could serve an additional consecutive term in either the House or Senate to fill a vacated seat, it would count as a full-term against their limit if they serve more than one year of a House term or three years of a Senate term.
Because this is a joint resolution to amend the Constitution, it would not require approval from the President. Because states can't impose Congressional term limits on their officials, only a resolution amending the Constitution can impose them.
Currently, members of Congress do not have term limits. As long as they are re-elected to their positions — every two years in the House and every six years in the Senate — they may continue to serve in Congress for as long as they are re-elected.