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The U.S. Congress

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The U.S. Congress

  1. 1. The U.S. Congress The House and Senate
  2. 2. Total Numbers U.S. House U.S. Senate 435 Members 100 Members
  3. 3. Minimum Age U.S. House U.S. Senate 25 Years Old and U.S. Citizen 30 Years Old and U.S. Citizen
  4. 4. Citizenship Requirements U.S. House U.S. Senate 7 Years and U.S. Citizen 9 Years and U.S. Citizen
  5. 5. Residency Requirements U.S. House U.S. Senate Resident of their States and District Resident of their State
  6. 6. Length of Terms U.S. House U.S. Senate 2 Years 6 Years
  7. 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. 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. 9. Benefits U.S. House U.S. Senate • Allowances • Allowances • Travel $ • Travel $ • Free Postal Services • Free Postal Services • Prestige • Prestige
  10. 10. Responsibilities of Congress U.S. House U.S. Senate • Influence Foreign Policy • Influence Domestic Policy • Balance the Budget • Create and Pass Laws

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