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Federal elected officials

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Federal senators

US Senators are one of two bodies in the bicameral legislature. There are 100 members, including two from each state. As members of Congress, Senators write, propose, and vote on legislation. They are also responsible for confirming certain appointees and conducting special hearings. The Senate tries impeachments passed on from the House, and require a two-thirds majority for conviction. A term is six years, with no term limits. Elections are every two years, with groups of Senators staggered so that not all of them change every election. Senators must be at least 30 years old, a US citizen for at least nine years, and live in their representative state upon election.

 

Federal Representatives

US Representatives are one of two bodies in the bicameral legislature. There are 435 members, and each state’s representation depends upon current population. As members of Congress, Representatives write, propose, and vote on legislation. All bills for raising revenue have to originate in the House of Representatives. They are also responsible for conducting impeachment trials and passing them to the senate for conviction. Elections are every two years, and there are no term limits. Representatives must be at least 25 years old upon taking office, have been a US citizen for at least seven years, and must live in their representative state upon election.