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United States Senator
The UNITED STATES SENATE is the upper chamber of the United States Congress , which along with the United States House of Representatives —the lower chamber—composes the legislature of the United States . The composition and powers of the Senate are established by Article One of the United States Constitution . The Senate is composed of senators who represent each of the several states , with each state being equally represented by two senators, regardless of their population, serving staggered terms of six years ; with fifty states presently in the Union, there are 100 U.S. Senators. From 1789 until 1913, Senators were appointed by legislatures of the states they represented; following the ratification of the Seventeenth Amendment in 1913, they are now popularly elected
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List Of Current United States Senators
The term SENATORS can refer to: * The members (or legislators) of a senate * Australian Senator * United States Senator * The Ottawa Senators , a National Hockey League ice hockey team based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada * The Washington Senators (other) , the name of multiple defunct Major League Baseball teams based in Washington, D.C. * The Harrisburg Senators , an Eastern League baseball team based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania * The Singing Senators , a group of Republican U.S. senators who sang as a barbershop quartet This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title SENATORS. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intended article. Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title= Senators
Senators
additional terms may apply
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115th United States Congress
The ONE HUNDRED FIFTEENTH UNITED STATES CONGRESS is the current meeting of the legislative branch of the United States
United States
federal government, composed of the Senate and the House of Representatives . It meets in Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
from January 3, 2017, to January 3, 2019, during the final weeks of the Obama presidency and the first two years of Donald Trump\'s presidency . The November 2016 elections maintained Republican control of both the House and Senate
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Seal Of The United States Senate
The SEAL OF THE UNITED STATES SENATE is the seal officially adopted by the United States Senate
United States Senate
to authenticate certain official documents . Its design also sometimes serves as a sign and symbol of the Senate, appearing on its official flag among other places. The current version dates from 1886, and is the third seal design used by the Senate since its inception in 1789. The use of the seal is restricted by federal law and other regulations, and so is used sparingly, to the point that there are alternate, non-official seal designs more commonly seen in public. The seal has a shield with 13 stars on top and 13 vertical stripes on the bottom, with a scroll inscribed with E pluribus unum
E pluribus unum
floating across the top. An olive branch , symbolizing peace, graces the left side of the shield, while an oak branch, symbolizing strength, is on the right
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Upper House
An UPPER HOUSE, sometimes called a Senate , is one of two chambers of a bicameral legislature (or one of three chambers of a tricameral legislature ), the other chamber being the lower house . The house formally designated as the upper house is usually smaller, and often has more restricted power, than the lower house. Examples of upper houses in countries include the UK's House of Lords , Canada's Senate , India's Rajya Sabha , Russia's Federation Council , Ireland's Seanad , Germany's Bundesrat and the United States Senate
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United States Congress
535 voting members * 100 senators * 435 representatives 6 non-voting members SENATE POLITICAL GROUPS * Republican (52) * Democratic (46)* Independent (2) (caucusing with Democrats) HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES POLITICAL GROUPS * Republican (240) * Democratic (194) * Vacant (1) ELECTIONS SENATE LAST ELECTION November 8, 2016 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES LAST ELECTION November 8, 2016 MEETING PLACE United States Capitol
United States Capitol

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Vice President Of The United States
The VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES (informally referred to as VPOTUS, or VEEP) is a constitutional officer in the legislative branch of the federal government of the United States
United States
as the PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE under Article One, Section Three of the U.S. Constitution . The vice president is a statutory member of the National Security Council under the National Security Act of 1947 , and through the 25th Amendment is the highest-ranking official in the presidential line of succession in the executive branch of the federal government. The executive power of both the vice president and the president is granted under Article Two, Section One of the Constitution . The vice president is indirectly elected , together with the president, to a four-year term of office by the people of the United States
United States
through the Electoral College
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Mike Pence
VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES INCUMBENT -------------------------* Trump–Pence campaign * Selection * * Convention * Primaries * Election 2016 -------------------------GOVERNOR OF INDIANA * 2012 election ------------------------- * U.S. REPRESENTATIVE * Indiana\'s 2nd (2001–03) * 6th (2003–13) * v * t * e MICHAEL RICHARD PENCE (born June 7, 1959) is an American politician, lawyer, and the 48th and current Vice President of the United States . He previously served as the 50th Governor of Indiana from 2013 to 2017. Born and raised in Columbus, Indiana , Pence graduated from Hanover College and earned a law degree from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law before entering private practice. After losing two bids for a U.S
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Republican Party (United States)
The REPUBLICAN PARTY, commonly referred to as the GOP (abbreviation for GRAND OLD PARTY), is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States
United States
, the other being its historic rival, the Democratic Party . The party is named after republicanism , the dominant value during the American Revolution . Founded by anti-slavery activists, economic modernizers, ex Whigs and ex Free Soilers in 1854, the Republicans dominated politics nationally and in the majority of northern states for most of the period between 1860 and 1932. The party has won 24 of the last 40 U.S. presidential elections and there have been a total of 19 Republican Presidents, the most from any one party. The first was 16th President Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln
, who served from 1861 until his assassination in 1865; and the most recent being 45th and current president Donald Trump , who took office on January 20, 2017
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President Pro Tempore Of The United States Senate
------------------------- * HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES * Speaker Paul Ryan (R) * Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R) * Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D) * Congressional districts ------------------------- * UNITED STATES SENATE * President Mike Pence (R) * President Pro Tempore Orrin Hatch (R) * President Pro Tempore
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Orrin Hatch
ORRIN GRANT HATCH (born March 22, 1934) is an American politician who has been the President pro tempore of the United States Senate , since January 2015. A member of the Republican Party , he serves as the senior United States Senator for Utah . In office since 1977, Hatch is the most senior Republican Senator, the second-most senior Senator overall, after Democrat Patrick Leahy of Vermont , who has served since 1975. Having served for 7004148180000000000♠40 years, 208 days, Hatch is the longest-serving Republican Senator in U.S. history . Hatch served as either the chairman or ranking minority member of the Senate Judiciary Committee from 1993 to 2005. He previously served as chairman of the Labour and Human Resources Committee from 1981 to 1987 and currently serves as Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee as well as serving on the Board of Directors for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
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Majority Leader Of The United States Senate
A MAJORITY is the greater part, or more than half, of the total. It is a subset of a set consisting of more than half of the set's elements. "Majority" can be used to specify the voting requirement, as in a "majority vote". A majority vote is more than half of the votes cast. A majority can be compared to a plurality , which is a subset larger than any other subset considered. A plurality is not necessarily a majority as the largest subset considered may consist of less than half the set's elements. This can occur when there are three or more possible choices. In British English the term majority is also alternatively used to refer to the winning margin, i.e. the number of votes separating the first-place finisher from the second-place finisher. Other related terms containing the word "majority" have their own meanings, which may sometimes be inconsistent in usage
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Mitch McConnell
ADDISON MITCHELL MCCONNELL JR. (born February 20, 1942) is an American politician and the senior United States Senator from Kentucky . A member of the Republican Party , he has been the Majority Leader of the Senate since January 3, 2015. He is the 15th Republican and the second Kentuckian to lead his party in the Senate. McConnell is the longest-serving U.S. Senator in Kentucky history. During the administration of President Barack Obama , McConnell was known to the left as being an obstructionist , while opinion on the right was sharply divided. Some on the right praised him for tenacity and courage, while others criticized him for being part of the political establishment and not keeping his promises to conservatives. McConnell has gained a reputation as a skilled political strategist and tactician
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Minority Leader Of The United States Senate
The SENATE MAJORITY AND MINORITY LEADERS are two United States Senators and members of the party leadership of the United States Senate . These leaders serve as the chief Senate spokespeople for the political parties respectively holding the majority and the minority in the United States Senate
United States Senate
, and manage and schedule the legislative and executive business of the Senate. They are elected to their positions in the Senate by their respective party caucuses , the Senate Democratic Caucus and the Senate Republican Conference . By rule, the Presiding Officer gives the Majority Leader priority in obtaining recognition to speak on the floor of the Senate. The Majority Leader customarily serves as the chief representative of their party in the Senate, and sometimes even in all of Congress if the House of Representatives and thus the office of Speaker of the House is controlled by the opposition party
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Chuck Schumer
CHARLES ELLIS SCHUMER (/ˈʃuːmər/ ; born November 23, 1950) is an American politician, the senior United States senator from New York and a member of the Democratic Party . First elected in 1998 , he defeated three-term Republican incumbent Al D\'Amato 55% to 44%. Schumer was re-elected in 2004 with 71% of the vote, in 2010 with 66% of the vote, and in 2016 with 70% of the vote. Before his election to the Senate, Schumer served in the House of Representatives from 1981 to 1999, first representing New York\'s 16th congressional district before being redistricted to the 10th congressional district in 1983 and 9th congressional district in 1993. A native of Brooklyn
Brooklyn
and graduate of Harvard College
Harvard College
and Harvard Law School , he was a three-term member of the New York State Assembly from 1975 to 1980
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Democratic Party (United States)
The DEMOCRATIC PARTY is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States
United States
, along with the Republican Party (GOP). Tracing its heritage back to Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
and James Madison
James Madison
's Democratic-Republican Party
Democratic-Republican Party
, the modern-day Democratic Party was founded around 1828 by supporters of Andrew Jackson
Andrew Jackson
, making it the world's oldest political party. The Democrats' dominant worldview was once social conservatism and economic liberalism , while—especially in the rural South —populism was its leading characteristic
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