Impose Term Limits on All Members of Congress
Current Status: FalteringAs of
"[O]n the first day of my term of office, my administration will immediately pursue the following six measures to clean up the corruption and special interest collusion in Washington, DC:
* FIRST, propose a Constitutional Amendment to impose term limits on all members of Congress;"
- "Donald Trump's Contract With The American Voter," October 2016
Trump can propose an amendment to the Constitution, which would require a two-thirds majority in Congress to advance. But Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, said the measure would not be on the agenda.
As of 21 January, 2017, after a full 24 hours in office, this promise had not been addressed.
On April 30th, 2018, Trump renewed the promise on Twitter stating "I recently had a terrific meeting with a bipartisan group of freshman lawmakers who feel very strongly in favor of Congressional term limits. I gave them my full support and endorsement for their efforts." However, it is not clear if any substantive action has been taken to push this proposal beyond the usual spate of Congressional proposals and, even then, it is highly unlikely that any action will be taken given the current deadlock between the Democratically-controlled House and a Senate led by Mitch McConnell in the 116th Congress.