The US Senate

Charlie Elliott

Qualifications

-Age: 30 years old

-Residency: citizen of the United States for 9 years

Term Of Office

-# of years: 6

-Staggard elections: 1/3 of the senate is reelected every 2 years so the whole senate can not be elected at once

Salary+Benefits

-Senate and House set their own salaries

-Congress $174,000

-Pension:$150,000 a year for life

Priveleges

-Free from arrest "in all cases except treason, felony, and breach of the peace" when they are attending congress or on their way to congress

-Can not be sued for anything they say on the House or Senate floor