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 »

Each state in the United States is represented by two senators in the Senate, regardless of the state's total population. This means that the largest and most populous states, such as California and Texas, have the same ... More »

Per the U.S. Constitution, an individual who is at least 30 years old, a U.S. citizen for nine years at the time of election and a resident of the state he plans to represent is qualified to be a Senator. There are no ot... 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 »

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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 »

A U.S. senator represents a state as a whole and its interests in Congress. Since 1913, members of the Senate have been elected directly by the general population of a state, but before that, state legislatures appointed... 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 »