Branches of Government
Legislative, Judicial, and Executive
The Legislative Branch is made up of the two houses of Congress, The Senate and the House of representatives. The branch´s most important duty is to make laws. There are currently 54 republican members of the Senate. 44 from the democratic party and 2 independents. The senate has to be at least thirty years of age and have been a US citizen for nine years. Lastly they must have a residency in the state a senator represents at the time of election. A senator´s term office is six years. The salary in the senate is 174,000 per annum. Back in 1789 the salary was six dollars per diem. The length of term for the House is two years. For the salary, delegates are paid 174,000. Residnent Co missioner from Puerto Rico is paid the same. Both the President pro tempore and Majority leader and minority leader are both paid 193,400. These members have to be at least 25 years old.