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What are the qualifications of members of the legislative branch?

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The Constitution of the United States requires that Senators must be at least 30 years old, U.S. citizens for a minimum of 9 years and residents of the state they were elected in, while Members of the House of Representatives are required to be at least 25 years old, U.S. citizens for a minimum of 7 years and residents of the state they were elected in. Additional stipulations may be imposed by the states.

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Article I of the U.S. Constitution provided for the establishment of the Legislative Branch of government, which is comprised of the Senate and the House of Representatives. Some of the vested powers of the Legislative Branch include the creation of laws, proclamation of war, confirmation or rejection of Presidential appointees and Congressional inquiries.

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