U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher introduced a bill Wednesday to impose term limits on members of Congress, calling the measure the first of several reforms that he pledged to make in his first 100 days as 8th Congressional District representative.
The resolution calls for a constitutional amendment limiting members of the House of Representatives to no more than six two-year terms and U.S. senators to no more than two six-year terms.
“Congress should not be a career; rather, individuals should serve for a time, doing everything they can to work together to fix problems before returning home to civilian life,” Gallagher said. “Our government should be for the people and by the people, and with that as our guiding principle, term limits are something that both sides of the aisle should be able to agree on and unite behind.”
This joint resolution specifically applies to members who took office after the conclusion of the 114th Congress, starting with the current freshmen, and grandfathers in members who began their service prior to that time. It was referred to the House Judiciary Committee.
Gallagher was sworn into office Jan. 3 to begin a two-year term after being elected to succeed Rep. Reid Ribble, who chose not to run for a fourth term.