While senators serve 6-year terms in Congress, house representatives have 2-year terms. There is no limit to how many terms a person can serve in congress, and there are differences between what senators and house repres... More »

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While senators are elected to serve terms of 6 years, members of the House of Representatives are elected to serve terms of only 2 years. There are no limits to how many terms to which members of Congress may be elected. More »

The arguments for term limits in Congress include: putting a limit on time in office means less time to develop financial ties to lobbyists and special interest groups, and congressmen are more likely to fight for consti... More »

Of the 100 senators in Congress, roughly one-third, or 33, are elected every two years to six-year terms. Elections are held in November, and there is no limit on the number of times an individual may serve on the Senate... More »

Members of Congress have five roles they are expected to assume throughout their terms: legislator, representative, committee member, servant of their constituents and politician. Each role entails specific responsibilit... More »

Members of Congress are not exempt from being required to purchase personal health insurance under the terms of the Affordable Care Act, sometimes known colloquially as "Obamacare." However, members of Congress receive a... More »

Today, the two houses of Congress, the House of Representatives and the Senate, are broadly similar, and they both craft and vote on legislation. The House must initiate budget-related bills, and the Senate has oversight... More »