constitution


Senate

Quick Guide to The Election and Composition of the Senate

  The United States Constitution details the election process and the composition of the upper house of Congress, the United States Senate. The Constitution originally provided for Senators to be
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Procedures Committees Overview

  The United States Senate proves to undertake many responsibilities at the legislative level. Therefore, in order to provide for a more functional operation of the Senate, it divides its
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Procedures On Debate

The actual proceedings that occur on the floor of the United States Senate and the discourse that occurs between the members of the Senate is known as the debate. Debates
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What You Need to Know About Other Officers

The United States Senate is led by the Vice President of the United States, and acts as the presiding office to this chamber of Congress. The Vice President is known
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Understanding the Senate Seniority System

The United States Senate has a system of seniority in place in regards to its members. There are several factors
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Understanding The Vice Presidents Role as Senate President

However, in the past, the Vice President would undertake in the actual presiding of Senate sessions, but the practice would
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What You Need to Know About Impeachment

Pursuant to Constitutional provisions, the power to impeach government officials is an express power granted to the legislature. Impeachment is
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Understand The Procedures Filibuster

The United States Congress has various types of legislative procedures that occur on a day-to-day basis. The United States Senate
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Filibuster

A filibuster is a tactic that can be employed by a Senator, or a group of Senators, that is allowed
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Procedures Voting At A Glance

Among all of the legislative procedures that occur in the Senate, arguably the most important one is voting. Senate voting is considered highly important to party leaders, for they often
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