Term Limits and Congressional Pay Structure

Too many career politicians focus on their own re-election and personal bottom line. I believe that term limits will help move constituents’ needs to the top of the agenda and instill in lawmakers our Founders’ vision of governance by citizen-legislators who are devoted not to their personal needs but to the national interest.

I will fight to change the unfair method under which members of Congress are compensated. We should have a system that pays for performance. As it stands, our members of Congress are getting paid whether or not they show up for work. This is not an option for private citizens. Lawmakers should only be paid once a budget is passed and they should not receive back pay when there is a government shutdown.