Three Branches of Goverment

Legislative

What is the Legislative Branch?

Well, the legislative branch is one of three branches of government. In this particular branch they focus on funds for the federal government assistance to the 50 U.S. states, and national laws. The legislative branch is made up of the Congress. The Congress is composed of two parts the House of Representatives and the Senate. The senate has the power to impeach (fire for a certain reason) the president while the House deals with revenue bills.
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Salaries

As you know the legislative branch is made up of congress, which is made up of two parts, the House of Representatives and senate. But the question is how much do these people make in one year? We'll, I'll tell you. U.S. Representatives and senators both usually make about $174,000 ( or more) per year. That and they get health benefits. Like health insurance, life insurance , vision and dental coverage, and also a retirement plan. Wow!Those are some pretty good benefits of being a U.S. Representative or senator!

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Senate and House of Representatives facts

1) Term length


  • For senators the limit is 6 years
  • For members of the house the limit is 2 years

2) Senate qualifications



  • Must be at least 30 years old
  • Have to have been citizen of U.S. for past 9 years
  • Also must be inhabitant of state they want to represent during time of election

3) Characteristics of members of House of Representatives


  • There are 435 members in the House of Representatives
  • How many representatives each state has depends on the population of that state at that time

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