Trump will limit term of Congress members if elected to White House

Oct 19, 2016
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump wants to push for constitutional amendment to limit term of Congress members.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump wants to push for constitutional amendment to limit term of Congress members.

Republican Donald Trump on Tuesday said that he’ll push for a constitutional amendment to impose term limits on members of Congress if he’s elected to the White House.

The proposal, announced at rallies in Colorado Springs and Grand Junction, came as the GOP nominee sharpened his focus on cracking down on government corruption.

The Republican presidential nominee said he would propose a six-year limit for members of the House and a 12-year limit for members of the Senate.

“Decades of failure in Washington and decades of special-interest dealing, must and will come to an end,” he said. “We have to break the cycle of corruption.”

Trump’s running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, served 12 years, or six terms, in the House.

In recent days Trump has added to a list of proposed ethics reforms, including prohibiting executive branch officials and members of Congress and their staffs from lobbying the government for five years after they leave office.

He has also proposed expanding the definition of lobbyist and banning senior executive branch officials from lobbying on behalf of foreign governments at any time in their lives.

Trump has increasingly lashed out at congressional leaders, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, and criticised members of the GOP who have declined to support his bid.

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