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Committee Term Limits




Membership on committees of the House and Senate is limited to four terms in the House and two terms in the Senate.

Committee Term Limits: Proposed Language

No member of any committee of Congress shall serve on such committee longer than four terms in the House and two terms in the Senate as those terms are defined in Sections 2 and 3 of Article I of the Constitution.


Many people have complained about the powers of congressional committees (and their entrenched staff), particularly those whose chairmen have dominated their proceedings for many years. While other changes to the Constitution we have recommended may moot this complaint, we are offering this proposal to ensure that committee power is diminished.

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