One of Vitter’s proposals would limit House members to three and Senate members to just two consecutive terms. He said the legislation is being co-sponsored by Sens. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), Kelly AyotteKelly AyotteTen rumored Trump Cabinet picks who didn't get a job Sasse, Perdue join Armed Services Committee Avid pilot among GOP senators joining Transportation committee MORE (R-N.H.), Tom CoburnTom CoburnCoburn: Trump's tweets aren't presidential The road ahead for America’s highways Rethinking taxation MORE (R-Okla.), Ted CruzTed CruzHaley slams United Nations, echoing Trump Graham, Cruz proposal to defund the U.N. is misguided Right renews push for term limits as Trump takes power MORE (R-Texas), Ron JohnsonRon JohnsonRight renews push for term limits as Trump takes power Overnight Tech: Tech listens for clues at Sessions hearing | EU weighs expanding privacy rule | Senators blast Backpage execs Senate poised to confirm Trump's DHS pick after friendly hearing MORE (R-Wis.), Mike LeeMike LeeRight renews push for term limits as Trump takes power Conservatives press Trump on Supreme Court pick Overnight Finance: Ethics chief blasts Trump business plan | Senate begins late-night marathon vote | Lawmakers look to rein in Trump on trade MORE (R-Utah), Rand PaulRand PaulGOP senators introducing ObamaCare replacement Monday Sanders, Dems defend ObamaCare at Michigan rally Paul: Medicaid expansion 'the big question' MORE (R-Ky.) and Marco RubioMarco RubioBooker to vote against Tillerson Rubio wades into Trump-Lewis feud 19 companies that Trump has tweeted about MORE (R-Fla.).
He said he’s also introduced a bill that would end automatic pay increases for Congress. Sen. Claire McCaskillClaire McCaskillSenators introduce dueling miners bills GOP must avoid Dems' mistakes when replacing ObamaCare Live coverage: Mattis confirmation hearing for Pentagon MORE (D-Mo.) is a co-sponsor of that measure.
“There is real bipartisan disappointment in Congress and its dysfunction, and it should certainly not get rewarded with automatic pay raises without public debate.” Vitter said in a statement Wednesday. “We can start working together in a bipartisan fashion by flatly requiring any member of Congress who wants an automatic raise each year to publicly ask for, defend it, and explain it to their constituents by putting it to a vote.”
Another Vitter bill would prohibit political campaigns and leadership political action committees from hiring the spouses or immediate family of lawmakers, saying lawmakers sometimes use that as a way to “pad their family income.”
“These would be important nonpartisan, non-ideological reform efforts to do something positive and productive to reconnect with the American people,” Vitter said, urging his colleagues to join as co-sponsors to his bills.