This resolution would propose an amendment to the Constitution to impose term limits on Congress. Representatives would be limited to three terms — six years — and any partial term to fill a vacancy that lasts more than one year would count against the limit. Senators would be limited to two terms — twelve years — and any partial term to fill a vacancy that lasts more than three years would count against the limit. The term limits wouldn’t apply retroactively, so sitting members of Congress would start with a fresh slate after the amendment is enacted.
As a joint resolution that proposes a constitutional amendment, the president’s signature wouldn’t be required for this to be enacted. Rather, at least three-fourths of the states — currently 38 — must ratify the amendment for it to take effect.