As of September 2015, members of the U.S. Senate for the 114th Congress include Mitch McConnell, Republican majority leader from Kentucky; John Cornyn, Republican majority whip from Texas; Harry Reid, Democratic minority leader from Nevada; and Richard Durbin, Democratic minority whip from Illinois. A list of all 100 members of the Senate is available at Senate.gov. The list includes each members name, political party membership, home state and contact information.Continue Reading
The current makeup of the Senate is 54 Republican members, 44 Democratic members and 2 members who are independent of either party. There are two Constitutionally mandated officers of the Senate, the president of the Senate and the president pro tempore, third in line for the Presidency. Vice President Joe Biden serves as the Senate's president, and Senator Orrin Hatch, Republican from Utah, serves as president pro tempore.
The U.S. Senate is one of the two chambers of the U.S. Congress, the legislative body of the federal government. 100 senators, 2 from each of the 50 states, comprise the membership of the Senate. Each senator serves six-year terms, and Senate elections are staggered so as to elect roughly one-third of the members every two years. Each senator earns a salary of $174,000 per year, although the majority and minority leaders, as well as the president pro tempore, earn $193,400 yearly.Learn more about Branches of Government