Rep. Labrador: ‘I went to Washington for public service, not a career’


Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) introduced a constitutional amendment that would cap the number of terms a representative is allowed to serve in the U.S. House at six – for a maximum of 12 years of congressional service – and a maximum of two six-year terms for senators.

The Daily Signal has Rep. Labrador’s commentary:

We must seize the moment and put a term limits amendment before the states for ratification…

Despite 2010’s call for restoration of constitutional principles and restraint of a wasteful government, Americans got more of the same. The Washington establishment hunkered down, put off tough votes, and increased the federal debt to nearly $20 trillion.

The Founding Fathers expected elected officials to serve temporarily and return to their communities. I went to Washington for public service, not a career.

When legislators forget the reason they were elected and start representing themselves rather than their constituents, they are failing the American people. In Washington, D.C., a life of public “service” in large part has become anything but as representatives and senators clamor to retain their $170,000-plus seats every two or six years while the U.S. median household income in 2015 was $55,775, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Click here to help Tea Party Patriots push for term limits to help curb the cronyism in Washington, D.C.!