This subcategory contains sites pertaining to the United States Senate, the upper legislative body of the US Congress. The makeup of the Senate is determined by the US Constitution. Each state elects two Senators who serve staggered 6-year terms so that one third of the Senate is replaced every 2 years. The 17th Amendment, ratified in 1913, allows for the direct election of Senators; previously, senators had been chosen by the state legislators. Members of the US Senate must be 30 years of age, a resident of the state from which s/he is elected, and a US citizen for at least 9 years.
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Official site of "the living symbol of our union of states." Connect with Senators, and learn about Senate committees, legislation, records, art, history, schedules, news, tours, and visits. Reference material is included too.
Active Legislation in U.S. Senate
Active legislation page, providing easily accessible information about many hot legislative issues that are currently pending before the Senate.
Senate Republican Conference (SRC)
Organization of Republican members in the U.S. Senate, helping senators communicate their priorities directly to the American people using a wide variety of communications resources "to aggressively communicate a positive vision for putting Americans back to work, growing our economy, and making America stronger".
THOMAS -- U.S. Congress on the Internet
Search through bills from this and previous sessions of the House and Senate, search the Congressional Record, and get committee reports.
The United States Senate
A very concise description of the structure and character of the U.S. Senate, courtesy of the French Senate.
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