How long are the terms of US senators and representatives?
US Senators hold office for six-year terms and Representatives serve two-year terms. The terms of Senators are staggered so that about 1/3 are elected every 2 years.
House of Representatives - Requirements 25 years old US citizen for 7 years Live in represented state (district) Terms and membership 6 year terms 100 senators total Senate - Requirements 30 years old US citizen for 9 years Live in represented state Terms and membership 2 year terms 435 representatives total
Under the term limits voted in as an amendment to the Michigan State Constitution, senators, representatives, and the governor can serve two terms. Because the length of terms differs, this adds up to four years for representatives and eight for the governor or senators. Michigan's Senators in the United State Senate serve a term of six years. They may be re-elected for as many additional terms as the voters allow. There have been some attempts…
All US states have two senators. It is the representation in the House of Representatives that varies by population. Although this system has worked well over time, there are many political analysts who believe that term limits will prevent power being accumulated by individuals. Extra long terms for the US congress also allow committee chairmanships to be held only by long term congressmen.
The people elect both the members of the House of Representatives and the United States Senate by direct ballot. Representatives are elected by Congressional district and serve for two-year terms. Senators are elected state wide and serve six-year terms. (Until the passage of the 17th Amendment to the Constitution, Senators were selected by the state legislatures.)
There are 2 senators for every state. The house of representatives varies from state to state depending on population. There are a total of 435 US Representatives and 100 US Senators. Arizona has thirty Arizona State Senators, eight US Representative in 2010 and nine starting in 2013 and two US Senators.
The US Senate has 100 members (Senators): 2 are elected from each of the 50 states. But the members of the US Senate are called senators and not "representatives." Representatives are what you call members of the other chamber of the US Congress - the House of Representatives. It has 435 members and the number is determined by the proportional population of the states.