Senate, United States
The upper house of the United States Congress. Two senators are elected from each state, regardless of state population, guaranteeing each state equal representation. Senators are elected for six-year terms. The Senate tends to respond more directly than the House of Representatives to issues of national, rather than local, concern, though both houses of Congress participate in all aspects of legislation and policymaking. The Senate has the exclusive right to try cases of impeachment, approve presidential appointments, confirm treaties, and elect a vice president if no candidate receives a majority from the Electoral College. The vice president serves as presiding officer of the Senate.
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This Congress will welcome more women than ever before at 19 percent of the House and 20 percent of the Senate.
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Why expect that extraordinary virtues should be in one person united, when one virtue makes a man extraordinary?Pearls of Thought|Maturin M. Ballou
He was afterwards a member of the Massachusetts senate, and much esteemed as a physician and a patriot.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
There are very few foreign journals taken or read in the Roman States.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley