Senate

Jon'Nae Tilghman

Qualifications

  • The constitution provides that senators must be at least 30 years old.
  • Legal residents of the state they represent.

Term of Office

  • 6 years terms.
  • Every 2 years a 3rd of the senators run for relections.

Salary & Benefits

  • - In 1789 salaries for both houses were $6 per day.
  • Congress had voted itself periodic salary increases.
  • In addition to their salaries, memebers of congress enjoy a number of benefits and resources for conducting official business.

Privileges & Benefits

  • The constitution provides memebers of congress certain privileges to protect them while carrying out their legislative duties.