Feb 08 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) is cosponsoring important constitutional amendments that will deliver true reform to taxpayers.
S. J. Res. 2 will create true term limits by limiting members of the House to three terms and members of the Senate to two terms. S. J. Res. 2 was introduced by U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas).
“Term limits keep politicians honest and hard at work by giving them a deadline,” Sen. Kennedy said. “If you know your time on Capitol Hill is limited, then you're going to wake up early every day to accomplish as much as you can. Our constituents want true reform, and term limits are the way to deliver it.”
Sen. Kennedy also will cosponsor a balanced budget constitutional amendment that will force Congress to go on a spending diet by requiring the federal government to live within its means unless extraordinary measures are met. To protect taxpayers' pocketbooks, a two-thirds vote would be required on tax increases and federal spending could not exceed 18 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product.