HomePolitical NewsTed Cruz Proposes Congressional Term Limits Mike Vance January 4, 2017 Ted Cruz is doing his best to follow through with a promise he made earlier. As promised, Ted Cruz proposes Congressional term limits. Cruz said he would help Donald Trump "drain the swamp" and is now following through. Ted Cruz Proposes Congressional Term Limits A statement from the U.S. Senate: WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) today proposed 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. “D.C. is broken,” said Sen. Cruz. “The American people resoundingly agreed on Election Day, and President-elect Donald Trump has committed to putting government back to work for the American people. It is well past time to put an end to the cronyism and deceit that has transformed Washington into a graveyard of good intentions.” Cruz continued: “The time is now for Congress, with the overwhelming support of the American people, to submit this constitutional amendment to the states for speedy ratification. With control of a decisive majority of the states, the House of Representatives, and the Senate, we have a responsibility to answer the voters’ call-to-action. We must deliver.” “Term limits are the first step towards reforming Capitol Hill,” said Rep. DeSantis. “Eliminating the political elite and infusing Washington with new blood will restore the citizen legislature that our Founding Fathers envisioned. The American people have called for increased accountability and we must deliver. Senator Cruz has been instrumental in efforts to hold Congress accountable, and I look forward to working with him to implement term limits.” This could be a very challenging amendment to pass. Regardless, Ted Cruz should be commended for going through with what he has long promised. While others talk the talk, Cruz walks the walk. What do you think about this new amendment? Let us know on Facebook in the comments.