House Vs Senate

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The U.S. Government constitutes three branches namely the legislative branch, the judicial branch and the executive branch. The legislative branch also known as congress is responsible for making laws. Congress constitutes two houses namely the senate and the House of Representatives. The essay is about the similarities and difference between these two houses of congress There are several differences between the House of Representatives and senate. The U.S. Vice President is the head of the Senate. He is supposed to vote in the senate incase of a tie. On the contrary, the leader of House of Representatives is called the Speaker of the House. He/She is elected by the representatives. Another disparity is that the Senate is made up of 100 senators, two from each state. However, The House of Representatives is made up of 435 representatives the number of which is determined by that state’s population. It depends on the size of the population in a state. The greater the population in a state, the more representatives that state will have in the House. A third disparity is that senators are elected to 6-year terms, while representatives are elected to serve 2-year terms. Every two years, the nation holds an election for members of Congress. At that time, all members of the House of Representatives and one-third of the Senate are up for re-election. By comparing the Senate and the House of Representatives we conclude that there are two major similarities between them. For e.g. both houses of the Congress comprises of men and women. Both representatives and the senators are the members of congress who are supposed to work together toward the common objective: to create, discuss, debate and vote on bills, some of which ultimately become laws. Senators and Representatives often meet with each other and in smaller groups to discuss in the U.S. Capitol Building of Washington
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