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How many votes did each state have in the Congress?

Each state did and does have exactly two votes - that is, two senators - in the the part of Congress called the Senate. The representatives in Congress have a vote for every "so many" people in the state, each vote being used by one representative.

What are the advantages of the people of the house of rep and senate?

The advantages of having two houses of congress the Senate and the House of Representatives is that it helps the checks and balances system. It also acts as a compromise between large and small states, and allows for equal representation of each state with two Senators for each state as well as equal representation for each citizen with the number of Representatives for each state in the House of Representatives being decided by the population of each state.

What us constitution establishes six year terms for members of the senate in order to?

allow senators to focus on long-term national issues

Why are the qualifications for being a Representative different from those of being a Senator?

Representation in the House of Representatives is determined by state population, while all states have an equal number (2) of senators. The House has the power to initiate revenue bills, impeach officials, and elect the President in electoral college deadlocks. The Senate must consent to treaties before they are ratified and mus approve the appointments of Cabinet secretaries and federal judges.

How many congressman are in office?

Each resident of the 50 states has 3 Congress members - two Senators and one Representative. In common parlance, "congressmen" is taken as a synonym for Representative, so the answer you are probably looking for is one. Each state is divided into one or more congressional districts based on population, with Montana (the least-populous state) having one congressional district,and California (the most-populous state) having 53. A census is taken every 10 years, and the congressional districts are adjusted at that point. The Reapportionment Act of 1929 set the size of the House at 435 Representatives, although in 1959, that temporarily rose to 437 with the new states of Alaska and Hawaii each getting one representative. The 1962 elections, based on the 1960 election, once again gave us 435 representatives. Senators serve the state at-large, while Representatives each have their own district, so even if your state has dozens of Representatives, if you live in the 50 states, you have only one Representative, but two Senators. Citizens of other parts of the US, such as the District of Columbia, US Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and Puerto Rico, and US citizens not living in the US don't get to elect a voting Representative or Senator.

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Is being in the House of Representatives the same as being a Congressman?

Yes. Both representatives and senators preside in the congress and are known of congressmen and women.

Can an elector be a senate or a representative of the House?

No, the U.S. Constitution specifically forbids Senators and Representatives from being Electors.

What are the main job titles of the legislative branch?

Congress ultimately. But congress is divided into 2 houses the Senate and the House of Representatives: the senators and the representatives of states. There are 2 Senators per state and the number of representatives varies by size of state, each state being split into districts with a representative.

Why do you have more than two senators in the state of Illinois?

Each state in the United States is allocated two senators to ensure equal representation in the Senate. However, states with larger populations have more representatives in the House of Representatives. Illinois, being the sixth most populous state in the country, has more representatives in the House but still has only two senators, like every other state.

Did the senators of each state have to come from that state?

A United States Senator must reside in the states being represented. This is important because the Senators are the representatives specifically of the states.

How many senators total there are in the senate?

There are 100 senators. Two senators are elected from every state for a six year term. The Senate makes up the Upper House in Congress. In the House of Representatives there are 435 members from each of the 435 congressional districts in the United States. The Representatives hold a two year term. The House of Representatives makes up the lower house in Congress.

Which is the combined number of US senators and representatives in geogrgia?

including the District 14 Representative being elected in 2012, 16

Name 3 of your state senators?

Each state only has 2 senators. Michigan, my state, has Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin we also have 17 Representatives. an example being Thaddeus McCotter.

What is a whip and what are the roles of being one?

A whip is someone whose task is to ensure that all members (senators; representatives) are present to take part in votes.

What officials make up legislative body?

The legislative body is made up of the Senate and the House of Representatives. These two make up congress. The officials in these groups are senators and representatives who have powers that include being able to declare war and pass legislation.

How many members in the upper house of US Congress?

The 'upper house' of the US Congress is the Senate. It has 100 members, two from each of the 50 states. The 'lower house' is the House of Representatives which has 354 voting members, the number for each state being given according to the number of people in each state.

Are there any citizens who are not allowed to serve as a member of the electoral college?

Yes, the Constitution prohibits Senators, Representatives, and anyone "holding an Office of Trust or Profit under the United States" from being an elector.