Toward Congressional Term Limits

Term Limits

This brief article introduces some basic reasons for Congressional term limits. By a term limit, this article means that a person could not hold office for more than a set time, becoming ineligible to stand for reelection thereafter. Term limits in Congress would complement the U.S. President, who has a two-term limit. This article does not attempt a complete recounting of term-limits history or theory. History about, arguments for, and arguments against term limits appear in a wide variety of publications, including those listed on this website’s References Page.