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How can Senator block legislation in the Senate?

From wikipedia: "Sections 2 and 3 of Rule VII (Morning Business) of the Standing Rules of the Senate outline the procedure for bringing motions to the floor of the Senate. Und (MORE)

What does the senate do?

The Senate's main duty is to pass laws. If a federal official is  impeached, they conduct the trial. They also give their advice and  consent to treaties and Presidential ap (MORE)

Why are there 100 senators in the Senate?

Two for each state, ergo 100, since there are 50 states. The Constitution (in Article I, Section 3, Clause 1) explicitly sets the number at 2 senators per state. As to why (MORE)

Why does Article 1 Section 3 Clause 3 of the US Constitution read a Senator cannot be elected from the state where he resides?

You are reading that backwards, this clause says who  cannot be elected Senator. It says:    Clause 3. No Person shall be a Senator who shall not have  attained to the (MORE)

How many black senators are in senate?

  Currently ONE: Barack Obama   In history: FIVE, including Barack Obama   United States Senate   In the Reconstruction era   {|  ! Senator  ! Party  ! St (MORE)