Congress must pass common sense reforms to government checks, balances and infrastructure. We need a Constitutional amendment that will institute term limits for all members of Congress. Restoring the American dream for our next generation requires that our representative continually bring new energy and ideas to the table, as opposed to creating institutions out of old ideas and procedures that do not serve the American people, but rather special interest groups.
In addition to term limits for members of Congress, implementing a 5-year ban on lobbying for former members of Congress and their highest ranking staff members is also a good idea. We need to close lobbying “loopholes” used by former government officials to profit off of what was their duty as a public servant.