Age: Atleast 30 years old
Residency: Have to be a citizen for atleast 9 years before the election
Terms Of Office
Number of years: Senators are given 6 year terms, but 1/3 of the senate has a Re-elcetion every 2 years
Staggered Elections: In november of even years.
Senate also begin their terms on January 3. after the election held the previous November
Salary & Benefits
Senate and the House have their own set salaries
Amendment was passed that prohibits a sitting Congress from giving itself a pay raise (amendment 27th)
Benefits: Stationary, postal for offical business (called the Frankling Privelage), a medical clinic, and a gymnasium
Members will also recieve a large allowances to pay for their staff, trips home, and assistant.
they are to protect them while carrying out their legislature duties