Fight For Term Limits and
Controlled Investment For Federal Office
Proposed Legislation: Congressional Term Limits and Financial Integrity Act
Section 1: Term Limits for Congressional Members
- Purpose: To promote fresh perspectives, prevent potential abuse of power, and encourage effective representation, this legislation introduces term limits for congressional members.
- Term Limits:
- Individuals elected to the US Congress may serve a maximum of 3 2-year terms or 6 years before they term out.
- Individuals elected to the US Senate may serve a maximum of 2 6-year terms or 12 years before they term out.
- Effective Date: These term limits shall apply to members elected after the enactment of this legislation.
Section 2: Financial Integrity and Accountability
- Divestment of Stocks:
- Upon election, all members of Congress must divest any stocks they hold. This shall be done by either liquidating the investments or transferring them into bonds.
- Divestment of stocks is required to prevent insider trading and conflicts of interest during their service in the Senate or Congress.
- Refusal of Benefits:
- All members of Congress shall lead by example and refuse any benefits beyond their annual salary.
- This refusal of excessive benefits emphasizes the priority to address the needs of our veterans and ensures responsible stewardship of public funds.
Section 3: Retirement and Lobbying Prohibition
- Retirement from Legislative Branch Pensions:
- This legislation eliminates all legislative branch pensions, including retirement benefits, for current and future members of Congress.
- The elimination of pensions discourages career politicians and fosters a spirit of public service among elected officials.
- Prohibition of Lobbying:
- Upon completion of their term limits, members of Congress are prohibited from lobbying within the Federal Government for a period of 10 years.
- This measure prevents any undue influence or conflicts of interest and ensures a fair and transparent system.
Section 4: Implementation and Enforcement
- The enactment of this legislation shall occur upon a majority vote in both houses of Congress.
- The Congressional Ethics Office shall oversee compliance with the divestment of stocks and refusal of benefits provisions.
- Any violation of the divestment or benefits refusal provisions shall result in appropriate disciplinary actions and potential legal consequences.
Section 5: Effective Date
- This legislation shall take effect immediately upon its passage.
- All provisions shall apply to current and future members of Congress, ensuring consistency and accountability within our legislative branch.
- The implementation of term limits and financial integrity measures aims to usher in a new era of responsible and accountable public service, promoting a healthier and more dynamic political landscape for the benefit of our nation and its citizens.