(Business Insider) Republican Sen. Ted Cruz introduced a constitutional amendment Friday that would restrict senators to two six-year terms. It goes into effect after it's passed, so Cruz would still be able to run for two additional Senate terms.
The amendment would also limit members of the House of Representatives to three two-year terms. It's cosponsored by Republican Sens. Marco Rubio, Mike Lee, and David Purdue.
"The amendment, as drafted, would start the clock once it was ratified," Cruz told the Houston Chronicle. "So term limits would begin at that moment."
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Cruz just began his second consecutive term in the US Senate, after winning reelection in November 2018 over Democratic candidate Beto O'Rourke. He's set to end his term in 2025.