As of January of 2015, the most powerful member of the House of Representatives is John Boehner, the speaker of the house, and the vice president of the United States, Joseph Biden Jr., is the president of the Senate. Mi... More »

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 Representa... More »

The legislative branch of the United States government is composed of the House of Representatives and Senate. There are 100 members of the Senate, two from each state, that are elected by popular vote. Each senator is e... More »

The legislative branch of the United States government has two leaders: the speaker of the House heads the House of Representatives, and the vice president controls the Senate. The House of Representative has 435 members... More »

The speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives is second in the line of presidential succession, after the vice president. In order for the speaker to qualify as president, both the president and vice president must be... More »

Presidential disability is automatic if the president dies, resigns or is impeached, but in other situations, the vice president and a majority of department secretaries must contact the Speaker of the House and the Pres... More »

Congress, including both the House of Representatives and the Senate, falls under the legislative branch of the U.S. government. Article I of the Constitution spells out the duties of both the House and the Senate, both ... More »