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The Legislative Branch. The Senate. Qualifications (Senate). Must be at least 30 years of age Must be a citizen of the United States for at least 9 years Must be a resident of the state that he/she represents. Election and Term of Office (Senate).

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The legislative branch

The Legislative Branch

The Senate


Qualifications senate

Qualifications (Senate)

  • Must be at least 30 years of age

  • Must be a citizen of the United States for at least 9 years

  • Must be a resident of the state that he/she represents


Election and term of office senate

Election and Term of Office (Senate)

  • 1/3 of the Senate is elected every two years.

  • Every Senator serves a six year term.

  • The Constitution does not limit the number of terms that a Senator may serve.


Senate representation

Senate Representation

  • Each state has equal representation in the Senate.

  • There are 100 Senators, so each state has 2 Senators.


Tennessee s senators

Tennessee’s Senators

  • Lamar Alexander (Republican) and Bob Corker (Republican) are the two Senators from Tennessee.


Senate leadership

Senate Leadership

  • The Constitution makes the Vice-President of the United States the President of the Senate.

  • Vice-President Joe Biden is the President of the Senate.

  • The only time that the Vice-President has a vote is in order to break a tie.


Vice president biden

Vice-President Biden


The president pro tempore

The President Pro Tempore

  • The Constitution provides for the position of President Pro Tempore.

  • This is for when the Vice-President is absent from the Senate.

  • Traditionally, the majority party in the Senate selects their longest serving member to be the President Pro Tempore.


The president pro tempore of the senate

The President Pro Tempore of the Senate

  • Senator Daniel Inouye (Democrat) from Hawaii is the current President Pro Tempore of the Senate.


Senate majority and minority leaders

Senate Majority and Minority Leaders

  • The job of the Senate Majority and Minority Leaders is the same as their counterparts in the House of Representatives.


Senate majority leader

Senate Majority Leader

  • Senator Harry Reid (Democrat) from Nevada is the Senate Majority Leader.


Senate minority leader

Senate Minority Leader

  • Senator Mitch McConnell (Republican) from Kentucky is the Senate Minority Leader.


Party whips

Party Whips

  • The job of the Senate Majority and Minority Whips is the same as their counterparts in the House of Representatives.


Senate majority whip

Senate Majority Whip

  • Senator Dick Durbin (Democrat) from Illinois is the Senate Majority Whip.


Senate minority whip

Senate Minority Whip

  • Senator John Kyl (Republican) from Arizona is the Senate Minority Whip.


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