Membership Of The Senate

Characteristics Of The U.S Senate


  • Must Be At Least 30 Years Old
  • Citizens of the U.S for 9 years before election
  • Legal resident of the state they represent

Term Of Office

  • 1/3 of the senators would ruin for reelection every 2 years
  • Senator are given 6 year term

Salary & Benfits

  • Members of the House and senate have earned $174,000 annually
  • Are able to pick there own pay

Privileges Of Members

  • Free from arrest "In all cases except treason, felony , and breach of the peace .
  • Congress cant be sued for anything they say on the house or senate floor