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Mike Waltz Backs Congressional Term Limits Amendment

May 23, 2019 - 6:00am
Mike Waltz
Mike Waltz

This week, freshman U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla., announced his support for a proposal to amend the U.S. Constitution to have congressional term limits. 

Waltz is backing a resolution from U.S. Rep. Jodey Arrington, R-Tex., to limit time on Capitol Hill to 12 years, with members of the U.S. House restricted to six terms and members of the U.S. Senate to two terms.

After cosponsoring the resolution at the start of the week, Waltz explained his support for the resolution on Wednesday. 

“Congress should be about servant leadership and making selfless decisions to address our country’s issues,” Waltz said. "When I was sworn into office, the federal government was partially shut down because the previous Congress couldn’t perform its most basic duty. Term limits will hold Washington, D.C. accountable so we can accomplish the goals of the American people.”

U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., and U.S. Sen. Mike Braun, R-Ind., are championing a similar proposal in the U.S. Senate. 

Arrington’s resolution will have a hard time passing the House now that it’s controlled by the Democrats. U.S. Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., is the only member of the House majority to back the resolution. Arrington introduced the resolution at the start of the year and it’s been sent to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee which sent it to the U.S. House Constitution and Civil Justice Subcommittee. 

Waltz is not the only member of the Florida delegation in the House pushing term limits. At the start of the year, U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney, R-Fla., teamed up with U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, to offer a proposed amendment on congressional term limits. Under the amendment backed by Cruz and Rooney, senators would be able to serve two six-year terms while members of the House would be able to serve three two-year terms. Scott is cosponsoring that proposal. 

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Anonymous - I plain give up on you. I never know which one of your confused personalities to be offended by. If they find out who you are, be ready to be transported to the rubber room.

Is that the same Rick Scott that ripped off Medicare for a couple of billion and then bought the governorship of Florida with the $300 million severance package he got from his business? Say it ain't so!

So proud of Senator Rick Scott. So glad to see Bill Nelson get kicked out of our Senate.

Like it has worked so well in Florida!...……..It gives most of the power to lobbyists, special interests which I guess is a repub goal...………..It figures Scott would back it and now he's trying to get us into a Venezuelan war...………….Apparently neither has much of a memory. smarts as both have never worked out well...…….And will b a black mark in Scott come next election.

Jerry, you're a real piece of work. I can imagine the cloudiness of your thought processe. to be all over the map. Were you attempting to make some sort of point?

Scott + Venezuela? He's trying to protect his financial interests in Venezuelan gas pipelines. He does NOTHING unless it means more money in his pocket! A true low-life.

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