Washington, D.C.— Rep. Tom Rice (SC-07) today co-sponsored H.J. Res 41, which would amend the U.S. Constitution and limit the number of terms a member of Congress can serve.  The amendment restricts the House of Representatives to three terms and the Senate two terms.

“Our government was created by people who were public servants, not career politicians,” said Rice.  “It was our founding fathers’ intention that public servants would willingly put aside their careers, serve their country during a time of need, and return to private life; just as George Washington did in 1797 when he stepped down and returned to Mount Vernon. We should honor our forefathers’ objective and reinstate a government run by everyday people who put their careers on pause for the greater good of their country, rather than re-elect career politicians.”

recent Gallup Poll found that, if given the choice, a majority of Americans would vote in favor of establishing Congressional term limits.