This joint resolution would amend the United States
Constitution to keep members of Congress from serving more than
four terms as a Member of the House, and two terms in the
Senate. This would mean that no lawmaker could serve in Congress longer
than eight years as a Representative or 12 years as a Senator. Partial terms served in vacant House or Senate seats would not count against a members term limit.
Because this is a joint resolution to amend the Constitution, it would not require approval from the President.
Currently, members of Congress do not have term limits. While they must be 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 reelected.
As states cannot impose Congressional term limits on their elected officials, only a resolution amending the United States Constitution could ensure term limits.