Rep. Rod Blum, Iowa Republican, joined Texas Democrat Rep. Beto O’Rourke Wednesday to announce the formation of a bipartisan Congressional Term Limits Caucus.
“As someone coming to Congress from the private sector, I believe Washington suffers from a lack of fresh, innovative ideas and the courage to implement them,” Blum says.
He will serve as co-chair of the caucus with O’Rourke.
The root of this problem is that politicians are incentivized by the system to care more about retaining their position than doing what is best for the country. Our founding fathers never intended for public service to be a career, rather, serving in Congress was designed to be a temporary sacrifice made for the public good. As Co-Chair of the Congressional Term Limits Caucus, I’m looking forward to working with my fellow Co-Chair Representative O’Rourke to build momentum for this common sense bipartisan reform.
This isn’t the first time Blum’s push for change. He was one of the 24 Republicans who voted for a GOP alternative to House Speaker John Boehner in January.
The Congressional Term Limit Caucus is a bi-partisan organization. It will focus on enacting Congressional term limit legislation.
In a press release, Blum said he and O’Rourke will aim to increase member support on this important reform.