This proposed amendment to the Constitution would limit the number of years that members of Congress could serve in the House of Representatives or the Senate.
It would cap the number of years that a Representative could serve at 18 years — which comes to nine terms in the House. The number of years that a Senator could serve would also be at capped at 18 years — or three Senate terms.
Years spent as a Representative or Senator completing the term of an open seat in Congress would not count against the 18 year limit. Only congressional service after this amendment’s ratification would count against the 18 year limit.
This constitutional amendment must be ratified by three-fourths of the states within seven years of the amendment being submitted for ratification.