Congressional terms should be four years long rather than every two years, said U.S. Rep. John Larson, an East Hartford Democrat whose 1st District includes Bristol.
Larson said that members of Congress should serve staggered terms so that only half are up for election every two years.
The move would allow for more focus on issues and less on campaigning.
It would also, Larson said, cut the costs of campaigns in half since they'd be held half as often.
Changing congressional terms would take an amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
The Constitution provides that "the House of Representatives shall be composed of members chosen every second year by the people of the several states."
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