• GOP's Gomez: 7-point plan to "reboot Congress"


    BOSTON (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez has released seven policy proposals he says will "reboot Congress."

    Among the proposals are two ideas already floated by the Cohasset businessman including a lifetime ban on members of Congress becoming lobbyists and a two term limit for newly elected senators and a three term limit for newly elected representatives.

    Gomes also wants a constitutional amendment requiring the federal government to balance its budget.

    Other proposals include a line-item veto for the president and a requirement that if Congress misses its budget deadline in any year, members would have to forfeit their pay for the rest of that year.

    He would also require members of Congress get the same pay for the duration of their service and that they place investments into blind trusts while in office.

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