WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., proposed an amendment to the U.S. Constitution on Tuesday to impose term limits on members of Congress.

The amendment would limit U.S. senators to two six-year terms and members of the U.S. House of Representatives to three two-year terms.

Cruz said in a release that the American people overwhelmingly agreed on Election Day that the federal government system in Washington was broken.

“It is well past time to put an end to the cronyism and deceit that has transformed Washington into a graveyard of good intentions,” he said. “The time is now for Congress ... to submit this constitutional amendment to the states for speedy ratification. With control of a decisive majority of the states, the House of Representatives and the Senate, we have a responsibility to answer the voters’ call to action. We must deliver.”

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