A United States Representative is elected for a term of two years and is up for reelection during even years. This is different than a U.S. Senator, who is elected for a 6-year term and is reelected on a rotating schedule, so only one-third of the senators are up for reelection during any even year. There are 435 members in the House of Representatives and 100 members in the Senate.Continue Reading
The minimum qualifications U.S. Representative are that he or she must be at least 25 years old when seated, must have been a U.S. citizen for a minimum of 7 years and must live in the state in which the representative plans to be elected in. Potential senators must be at least 30 years old, a citizen for 9 years and live in the state. The number of representatives each state can elect depends on the state's population. For example, a smaller state such as Vermont could potentially have only one U.S. Representative, while larger states could have 10 or more. All states have two senators.
The head of the House of Representatives is called the Speaker of the House, and is chosen by members of the majority political party in the House. The Majority Leader leads the majority party with the Majority Whip as assistant. The minority party is lead by similar members known as the Minority Leader and Minority Whip.Learn more about Elections
Requirements for becoming a U.S. citizen include holding a green card and residing in the United States for at least 5 years before applying, proficient English language skills, an understanding of American history and government and being of good moral character, according to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. People can also obtain citizenship through birth.Full Answer >
Some facts about the United States Army include that the army was officially founded on September 29, 1789, by Congress; President George Washington is largely responsible for the formation of the army; the Civil War is the most bloody U.S. battle; and that camouflage has been used by the army for more than 100 years. Washington asked Congress to create a uniform system that could protect the country.Full Answer >
United States senators serve 6-year terms, although they may seek reelection after each term, and there is no formal or official limit to the number of years or terms a senator may serve. Senators may resign voluntarily or opt to not seek reelection, and they can also be formally expelled by the Senate in the case of wrongdoing; in these cases, two-thirds of the Senate must vote for expulsion, and it is very rare for this process to occur. Each senator serves alongside a fellow senator from the same state, and each state in the union is accorded two Senate seats, as are two unofficial "shadow senators" from the District of Columbia.Full Answer >
The term of office for a U.S. Senator is six years. Elections are held every two years to replace approximately one-third of the 100 sitting senators. As of 2014, there are no term limits for senators.Full Answer >