Rep. Tim Burchett
Rep. Tim Burchett
U.S. Representative Tim Burchett, R-Tenn., has introduced legislation to implement term limits for incoming members of Congress.

These new term limits would not apply to members of Congress holding office on the day the amendment is ratified.

“Many U.S. House reps vocally support term limits but fail to act when the time comes,” Burchett said. “I understand many sitting members do not want term limits to apply to them. Grandfathering these members allows common-sense term limits to take effect, retires entrenched political power brokers, and creates a Congress full of fresh ideas.”

Burchett’s legislation would amend the U.S. Constitution to impose term limits on all incoming members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. Under this resolution, House members could serve three two-year terms while senators could serve two six-year terms.

To read the proposed legislation, go to