One hundred members make up the United States Senate each year, with every state represented by two senators. In order to become a United States senator, a person must be a citizen of the United States for at least 9 yea... More »

Members of the United States Senate serve 6-year terms, but start their terms in staggered starts so that roughly one-third of the Senate body starts with fresh representatives every 2 years. As established in the Consti... More » Government & Politics US Government Branches of Government

The U.S. Senate passes and votes on legislation, approves international agreements from the executive branch, confirms presidential appointees and conducts hearings against government officials suspected of wrongdoing. A... More »

The U.S. Senate is comprised of two senators from each state, so there are 100 members of the Senate as of 2014. Residents of Washington D.C. are the only U.S. citizens who do not have representation in the Senate. More »

The constituents of each state directly elect two people who serve in the United States Senate for 6 years and, while serving, the members enact laws that reflect the interests of their state. Elections for the Senate ar... More »

As of November 2014, the current Majority Leader of the United States Senate is Democrat Harry Reid. However, Reid is to be replaced by the current Minority Leader, Republican Mitch McConnell, during January 2015, when t... More » Government & Politics US Government

The U.S. Senate is comprised of two senators from each state elected by the citizens of their respective states. The Vice President of the United States leads the Senate. Underneath him, the majority party elects a group... More »