Recently Senator Pat Toomey introduced a bill proposing a constitutional amendment creating term limits for Congress. His proposal would restrict members of the House to 6, years and members of the Senate to 12 years. Toomey stated, “Congress should not be a body of career politicians who have forgotten why they were sent to Washington in the first place. We are here to do the people’s work, to solve the problems we face, and to leave to our children a stronger, safer, more prosperous nation. I am pleased to cosponsor a Constitutional amendment to enact term limits for both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, and I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to see this through.”
Toomey has long been a proponent of term limits, holding to the pledge he made himself back in 1998 when he choose to contest then Senator Arlen Specter in a Republican primary in 2004 rather than seeking another term in the house.