Congressional Reform Act
  • Petitioned Congress

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President of the United States
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives

Congressional Reform Act

    1. Jeff Schwager
    2. Petition by

      Jeff Schwager

      Loris, SC

Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their term(s), then go home and back to work. The Congressional Reform Act would remove the incentive for members of Congress to corrupt and entrench themselves in an ever-growing bureaucracy that serves their personal and special interests instead of the voting public that elected them to serve.

Details of the Congressional Reform Act are as follows:

1. Term Limits. 12 years only, one of the possible options below:
        A. Two Six-year Senate terms   
        B. Six Two-year House terms   
        C. One Six-year Senate term and three Two-Year House terms

2. No Tenure / No Pension. A Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office.

3. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security. All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people.

4. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.

5. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.

6. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.

7. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.

8. All contracts with past and present Congressmen are void effective 12-31-12

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 100 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Kaitlin Bevis WINDER, GA
      • almost 2 years ago

      The last four years has proven that congress is more interested in pitching fits to get their way then helping the American people. America needs change, and change starts at the top

    • Robert Schaeffer MARYLAND, MD
      • almost 2 years ago

      We need legislators that care about the people not a career in politics

    • Jasper Beebe VANCOUVER, WA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Something needs to be done, and we the people should realize our voice will always be the loudest.

    • James Hoff KANSAS CITY, MO
      • almost 2 years ago

      I think imposing term limits will greatly reduce the gridlock in

      Washington and will better serve the people of this great country. We have serious issues to deal with and all of this petty partisan issues are getting really old. The President has term limits why should Congress and the Senate not have simliar limits.

    • Jean Brashear GEORGETOWN, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      Congress should live by the same rules we have to, and term limits will do a lot for much-needed campaign finance reform.


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