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Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) joined Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX), Mike Lee (R-UT), and U.S. Representative Francis Rooney (R-FL) in introducing 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.
 
The full text of the amendment is below.
 
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years after the date of its submission by the Congress:
 
SECTION 1. No person who has served 3 terms as a Representative shall be eligible for election to the House of Representatives. For purposes of this section, the election of a person to fill a vacancy in the House of Representatives shall be included as 1 term in determining the number of terms that such person has served as a Representative if the person fills the vacancy for more than 1 year.
 
SECTION 2. No person who has served 2 terms as a Senator shall be eligible for election or appointment to the Senate. For purposes of this section, the election or appointment of a person to fill a vacancy in the Senate shall be included as 1 term in determining the number of terms that such person has served as a Senator if the 16 person fills the vacancy for more than 3 years.
 
SECTION 3. No term beginning before the date of 18 the ratification of this article shall be taken into account 19 in determining eligibility for election or appointment under 20 this article.’