Congress Flyer

by: Sydney Brown

House of Representatives Responsibilities

The terms last 2 years and there are 435 members. The amount of seats are based on the population and they are elected by the district. The members work in committees to write and vote on bills.

House of Representatives Leadership Position

The speaker of the house fall into this category. The President is the officer of the house. The major leader is the speakers top assistant. They help plan the legislative program, help plan important bills, committees finish work important political bills.

House of Representative Qualifications

In order to qualify, you must be 25 years old. You have to be a U.S. citizen for at least 7 years. You must be a legal resident of the state that you are elected in and traditionally, you must live in the district.

Senate Responsibilities

The terms last 6 years. There are 100 members, and there are two from each state. They are elected at large. They are in charge of writing bills, they vote on bills, they confirm nominations, and ratify treaties.

Senate Leadership Position

This is the Vice President. They preside over the senate. The president if over the senate when the Vice President isn't there. They also have other smaller leaders within the whole senate.

Senate Qualifications

In order to qualify for the Senate, you must be at least 30 years. You must be a U.S. citizen for 9 years an you have to be a legal resident of the state.
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