The constitution provides that senators must be at least 30 years old, citizens of the united states for 9 years before election, and legal resident of the state they represent. All voters of each state elect senators at large, or statewide.
Terms of office
- 6 years terms
- Every 2 years a 3rd of the senators run for election.
Salary & Benefits
- In 1789 salaries for both houses were $6 per day
-In 1991 it voted for a pay hike of $ 23,000
-Raise salary to $133,600
The constitution provides memebers of congress certain privileges to protect them while carrying out their legislative duties.