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  • 1. The U.S. Congress The House and Senate
  • 2. Total Numbers U.S. House U.S. Senate 435 Members 100 Members
  • 3. Minimum Age U.S. House U.S. Senate 25 Years Old and U.S. Citizen 30 Years Old and U.S. Citizen
  • 4. Citizenship Requirements U.S. House U.S. Senate 7 Years and U.S. Citizen 9 Years and U.S. Citizen
  • 5. Residency Requirements U.S. House U.S. Senate Resident of their States and District Resident of their State
  • 6. Length of Terms U.S. House U.S. Senate 2 Years 6 Years
  • 7. Responsibilities of Each House U.S. House U.S. Senate • Constituents in their district • Constituents in their state • Their political party • Their political party • Interest groups • Interest groups • Themselves • Themselves
  • 8. Salary U.S. House U.S. Senate • 1999 – $136,700 • 1999 - $136,700 • 2002 - $145, 100 • 2002 - $145,100 • Leaders – $161,000 • Leaders - $161,000
  • 9. Benefits U.S. House U.S. Senate • Allowances • Allowances • Travel $ • Travel $ • Free Postal Services • Free Postal Services • Prestige • Prestige
  • 10. Responsibilities of Congress U.S. House U.S. Senate • Influence Foreign Policy • Influence Domestic Policy • Balance the Budget • Create and Pass Laws