Term limits are back on the table as House Republicans, with their newly attained majority, look to place a cap on Congressional terms to confront “corruption” in career politicians.
Several Republicans support the measure to limit how long members can serve on the House and Senate.
Earlier in the week, Republican Rep. Ralph Norman (S.C.) introduced H.J. Res. 11, which would amend the U.S. Constitution, limiting the number of years an individual can serve in Congress.
If ratified, Representatives would only be able to serve for three terms — for a total of six years in the lower chamber.
Senators would only be able to serve in the upper chamber for two terms, for a total of twelve years.
According to Norman’s office, those elected to fill a vacancy after a special election would have a “qualifying term” of at least one year in the House of Representatives or three years for those in the Senate.
Forty-four GOP Representatives have co-sponsored the bill.
Norman’s office also explained that if the amendment is ratified, it would only begin after the ratification, meaning it wouldn’t apply to those already holding Congressional office.
Speaking to Fox News Digital, Norman asserted it was “inappropriate” for lawmakers to build “long-term careers off the backs of the American taxpayer,” adding that it can lead to “corruption.”
The South Carolina Republican also expressed that it was “easy” for elected officials to become “disconnected” from the constituents who elected them once they have served “too many years in Washington.”