The term length for the U.S. House of Representatives is two years, with elections held every even year. The House has a representative for every congressional district in the United States. Each district represents about 700,000 people.Know More
In Congress' other house, the Senate, members are elected every six years. Elections are staggered over even years. Every state has two senators, regardless of the state's population.
The majority party in the House has significant power to schedule bills for debate and voting. Debate is typically limited and legislation is passed in one business day. In the Senate, a single member can delay legislation from going to a floor vote. Debate is not finished until 60 senators vote to submit a bill for consideration.Learn more about Branches of Government
The length of a single term for the President of the United States of America is four years. Presidents are allowed to serve up to two terms if re-elected by the people.Full Answer >
A bill is first introduced by any member of the House of Representatives, then it goes to a committee for study before possibly being added to the House calendar for debate, amendments and then a final vote. If a bill is passed, it goes to the Senate for consideration. A conference committee between both chambers is needed if the Senate passes a different version of the House bill.Full Answer >
There are 435 members in the United States House of Representatives and each of these members represents approximately 710,000 people, as noted by Indiana University's The Center on Congress. California has the most representatives with 53 members, Texas is second with 36 members and New York and Florida are third with 27 members.Full Answer >
Some of the most prominent United States senators in 2015, defined by seniority, are Orrin G. Hatch, Patrick J. Leahy, Dianne Feinstein, Charles E. Grassley, Harry Reid, Barbara Boxer, Mitch McConnell and Thad Cochran. Patrick J. Leahy, a Democratic senator who represents Vermont, has the most seniority. He became senator on January 3, 1975.Full Answer >