In order to address this issue, I co-sponsored S.J. Res.1, along with my colleague, Senator David Vitter (La.). This joint resolution calls for a constitutional amendment which would place a limit on the amount of time a member of the U.S. House or Senate may serve in office to a maximum of 12 years per chamber.
Long term incumbency leads to politicians who seem to care more about what is best for their career than what is best for their country. With each successive term, politicians grow more and more distant from the people. It is time to put an end to the profession of “career politician,” and impose limits on how many times a member is allowed to seek re-election.