The Term Limits Of Congress
In today’s society, the United States has a Congress that is made up of the Senate and the House of Representatives. To be a Senator or a member of the House you have to meet certain qualifications. To be a Senator you have to be, 30 years of age, a citizen of the United States for 9 years, and at the time of election, be a resident of the state. To be a member of the house you have to be, 25 years of age, a citizen of the United States for at least 7 years, at the time of election, be a resident of the state.
Many people do not know the difference between the duties of the members of the House and the Senators. In the House of Representatives, the majority party holds significant power to draft chamber rules …show more content…
The House of Representatives is elected for a term of two years. This does not give them enough time to fulfil the voters’ wants and needs that they expect the Congressman to meet.
The Congress does need their term limits to make sure the Legislative Branch does not get too powerful and to ensure the Congressmen continue to fulfil the wants and needs that are coming from the people. Also, to get new people into Congress to get new perspectives to form new ideas for the Country.
Term limits, thus provide an escape from the Faustian bargain that voters face: they know that returning an incumbent for another term may help their district, but in the long run it has dire institutional and national consequences. Voters realize even though the Congressman is doing good things for their district soon they will need someone new. They know long-term officeholders become less vulnerable because they come gradually to identify their interests more and more with those of the federal government. There is a strong relationship between length of legislative service and votes in favor of more public