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How long is too long in Congress?
June 24th, 2014
05:15 PM ET

How long is too long in Congress?

It's judgment day for two of the longest-serving members of Congress, both of whom are fighting for their political lives.

The contests involving Republican Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi and Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel of New York - who have each served more than four decades on Capitol Hill - are the marquee matchups Tuesday as seven states from the East Coast to the Mountain West hold primaries. Full story

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Should there be term limits in Congress?

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  1. seo

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    July 10, 2014 at 8:33 pm | Reply
  2. Cameron

    Absolutely, its time for these guys to step aside gracefully and let the younger generation take its place. You get some of these guys that get too comfortable and don't really feel like they need to serve their constituents and that the election is merely a formality. My congressman doesn't even bother to campaign anymore. She needs to go.

    June 26, 2014 at 1:44 pm | Reply
  3. Olympic Eagle

    We make airline pilots retire at 65. Most CEO leave at 65. We expect most workers to retire at 65. No one should serve in office beyond 65.

    June 26, 2014 at 10:59 am | Reply
  4. Joe

    Yes, yes, and absolutely yes! Congress should absolutely have term limits!

    June 25, 2014 at 4:47 pm | Reply
  5. TBONE

    4 terms for Congress=8 years. 2 Terms for the Senate=12 years. Governors should be 2 term limit of 8 years. Once any politician hits their 70th birthday, they need to retire. Same goes for the presidency. If you been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony, you cannot ever get any kind of a government job on the state and local level. All forms of lobbying should be banned in DC. When you served two terms as Vice President or President of the US, you cannot serve in any administrations in the future. All politicians cannot be a lobbyist for at least 16-20 years. I also feel Supreme Court should have two 4 year terms and then step down. Lifetime job security is wrong as many Americans today are fortunate enough to have a job. 70 years old should be the maximum age your allowed to hold a position and then its like time to retire from public service.

    June 25, 2014 at 1:05 pm | Reply
    • TBONE

      I wanted to add you get a misdemeanor or felony you should not be allowed to get any government job on the federal, state, or local level.

      June 25, 2014 at 1:07 pm | Reply
      • Yo

        That is a terrible idea: if people that ever commited a crime can't get regular jobs, than what do you think they'll do? Right, go back to crime. Genius!

        June 25, 2014 at 8:49 pm |
  6. Len J.J. Lo Presto

    Being the husband of an Air Force Major, I am not allowed to use Facebook, Twitter and/or some Microsoft products. I am currently looking into four of my fellow Vietnam Veterans who took their own life. These four men were never seen by the VA Hospital in El Paso, Texas. They had to go to a private doctor and the bills piled up. One of the men had no use of his arms. He had to rely on me to drive him. It is a travesty and in this case it is governor's Perry's fault for letting Texas businesses take all of Mr. Nick Martinez's money. To make a long stort short they were all terrible underweight.

    Term Limits Congresspersons 3 terms, 6 years, Senators 2 terms 12 years.

    Len J.J Lo Presto

    June 24, 2014 at 7:10 pm | Reply

    OBVIOUSLY Charlie Rangle has been in WAY TO LONG. About a life time too long.

    June 24, 2014 at 6:03 pm | Reply

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