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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) co-sponsored an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to impose term limits on members of Congress. The amendment would limit U.S. senators to two six-year terms and members of the U.S. House of Representatives to three two-year terms.

“It is past time for members of Congress to amend the Constitution and impose long-needed term limits on its members,” said Senator Tillis. “I am proud to co-sponsor this legislation and bring long-needed accountability to members of Congress, and I will work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to build support for ratification of this amendment.”

Senator Tillis has supported term-limits dating back to his time as a member of the NC General Assembly, self-imposing a four-term limit while campaigning for his first term in 2006. As Speaker of the House, Senator Tillis supported legislation that would have created term-limits on the Speaker of the House and Pro-Tempore that passed the North Carolina House of Representatives.

The amendment was introduced by Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and is also co-sponsored by Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Mike Lee (R-UT), David Perdue (R-GA), Mike Braun (R-IN), Ben Sasse (R-NE), and Steve Daines (R-MT).

The amendment may be viewed here.

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