August 5, 2010
Thank you for contacting me about mandatory term limits for Members of the House of Representatives and the United States Senate. I appreciate knowing your views on this issue.
Every two years, Representatives, and every six years, Senators stand for reelection, a requirement that was established by our Founding Fathers in the Constitution. Voters should have the right to choose whomever they wish to represent them in Washington. For some members of Congress, two years in office is too long. For others, 20 years is not long enough. We should trust the voters to decide, not federal or state legislators.
Again, thank you for being in touch. Please feel free to continue to contact me on any matter of concern.
Richard J. Durbin
United States Senator
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