Democrat Beto O’Rourke, who is running for president in 2020, is announcing a policy proposal to impose term limits on members of Congress and Supreme Court, according to The Hill.
O’Rourke proposes that members of Congress serve for a maximum of 12 years (six 2-year terms for representatives, and two 6-year terms for Senators) and Supreme Court justices serve no more than 18 years on the Court, although they would be able to serve on the federal courts of appeals after their term is over.
O’Rourke also proposes making Election Day a national holiday and automatically registering eligible voters, which would add 50 million people to U.S. voter rolls. He says his plan would increase voter turnout to 65 percent by 2024.
Going further into his proposal, O’Rourke would make it so independent commissions draw congressional districts in an effort to “end gerrymandering” and “ensure the make up of districts reflects the preferences of voters statewide.”
The proposal would also make contributions of up to $500 tax-deductible and ban PACs from donating to candidates.