WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Tom Marino, (R-10th, Cogan Station) has introduced a constitutional amendment calling for a term limit for future U.S. Representatives. Over the weekend, Cong. Marino introduced the amendment to institute four-year terms for members of the U.S. House of Representatives. He says the introduction of the amendment is an additional effort to bring improved governance from the legislative branch.
Marino says he’s been a strict believer in mandated term limits of Congress, but believes the American people would benefit from this amendment. He says after serving in Congress for eight years, he has seen what works and what contributes to the “dysfunction” associated with this institution. See Marino’s full statement below.
U.S. Cong. Tom Marino full statement:
“While I am a strict believer in mandated term limits for members of Congress, I believe the American people would benefit from their representatives serving 4-year terms. Having served in Congress for the last 8 years, I have seen what works and what contributes to the dysfunction that often gets associated with this institution. By enabling members to serve longer terms, we can break the cycle of constant campaigning and focus more on issues that are important to our constituents.
“Along with my efforts on term limits and single-subject legislation, this is a step towards better governance from the legislative branch that truly delivers a government for the people, by the people. As I’ve committed to since first coming to Congress, I will serve 12 years and then let new blood and ideas take the reins. While some may dismiss this resolution as more job security for Members of Congress, this effort is geared towards the sanctity of the legislative process and delivering for constituents.”