COLUMBUS – State Representative Craig S. Riedel (R-Defiance) last week introduced a concurrent resolution
urging Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to establish federal term limits.
“I support term limits for office members of the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives because it
holds public officials accountable throughout their political careers,” said Rep. Riedel. “This resolution aims to
increase the opportunity for competition for new members to bring diverse ideas and experiences to reviewing
and amending federal laws while providing a necessary check on the current power of the Legislative Branch.”
The resolution would further limit a member of the U.S. Senate from holding office for a period of time longer
than three successive terms of six years, totaling to 18 years. Similarly, the resolution would limit a member of
the U.S. House of Representatives from holding office for a period of time longer than nine successive terms of
two years for a total of 18 years as well.