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House and Senate Requirements & Powers

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How many senators are from each state?
2
How long is a Senate term?
6 years
What is the title of the leader of the Senate?
President of the Senate
This is the Vice President's job.
How much does a senator make per year? In their entire term?
$174,000/year
$1,064,000/term
What is the total number of Senators?
100
What is the minimum age of a Senator?
at least 30 years old
Where must a Senator live?
must be a resident of the state in which he/she is representing
How long must a Senator have been a U.S. citizen?
at least 9 years
How many terms are Senators allowed to serve?
unlimited numbers of years
Who elects Senators?
the entire state
Who fills a Senator's vacancy due to death or illness?
governor of the state appoints the person
Total # of members in House
435
# per state and how determined in House
At least one
Based on state's population
Term of office (limited) House
2 years
No limit
Elections held how often? House
Every 2 years
Qualifications House
Have to be at least 25 years old, live in the state they represent, and be a U.S. citizen for 7 years
Area a person in this state represents
District
***Constituents- People who live in a legislative district
Benefits/ Privileges
Immunity (legal protection) in certain situations, franking privilege (mall job related materials for free), Free office space/ parking, and budgets/staff/supplies
Top leader House (title of office and current holder of office)
Speaker of the House
(John Boehner)
Other leaders (tittle of office)
**Floor leaders**
House Majority Leader
House Majority Whip
House Minority Leader
House Minority Whip
Types of committees
Standing,
Select,
and Joint
Power to tax
and spend
Power to borrow
money
Power to regulate foreign and
interstate commerce
Power to establish naturalization and
bankruptcy laws
Power to coin
money
Power to punish
counterfeiters
Power to establish post
offices
Power to grant patents and
copyrights
Power to create courts
below the Supreme Court
Power to define and punish piracies and
felonies that arise on the high seas
Power to declare
war
Power to raise and
support an army
Power to provide for and maintain a
navy
Power to govern the
District of Columbia
Power to provide for the laws necessary and proper for
carrying out all other listed powers
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