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Senators serve six-year terms, but elections are staggered so that no more than one-third of the senators are up for reelection at any one time. This ensures a certain amount of stability and continuity.

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Generally speaking, it is the long and overlapping Senate terms that give Congress stability and continuity. They also tend to lessen the immediate pressure of public opinion on members of the Senate.

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Keeping the number of senators stable.

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