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House memebers are re-elected every two years rather than senators, who are elected every six years.

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House members are elected every 2 years and come from districts within a state rather than from the whole state like the senate.

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Senators tend to be more specialized than members of the House?


What are the education requirements to become a congressman?

From Congressional Research Service (March 1, 2011): "As has been true in recent Congresses, the vast majority of Members (92% of House Members and 99% of Senators) at the beginning of the 112th Congress held bachelor's degrees. The CQ Roll Call Member Profiles indicate that 26 Members of the House and 1 Senator have no educational degree beyond a high school diploma. Seven Members of the House, but no Senators, have associate's degrees as their highest degree, and one House Member has an LPN (nursing) degree. Eighty-three Members of the House and 16 Senators earned a master's degree as their highest educational degree. Law degrees are held by 167 Members of the House (38% of the total House) and 55 Senators (55% of the total Senate). Of the Members holding a law degree, four (three House Members and one Senator) also hold an LLM (Master of Laws) degree. Eighteen Representatives (but no Senators) have doctoral (Ph.D.) degrees, and 20 Members of the House and 4 Senators have a medical degree."

Why are the house members are more concerned about their committee assignments than are senators?

because they're assigned

How many repersentatives and senators go to Washington Dc?

The U.S. Congress consists of 100 U.S. Senators and 435 members of the U.S. House of Representatives.

How is the number of members in the senate decided?

The number of senators is in the Constitution: every state has 2 senators.

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How many senators were representatives at one time?

There are 100 Senators and 435 members of the House of Representatives. There are House members by state population and two Senators for every state.

The number of people that serve in the house and senate?

There are 435 members in the United States House of Representatives and 100 members in the United States Senate.

How many people are in the Legislative body in Maryland?

The are 188 members including 47 State Senators and 141 members of the House of Delegates.

How many members are there in congress?

435 members in the house and 100 senators.

What is a person in the senate called?

these people are called senators!!! thank you thank you!!

What is the total number of senators in the house?

None. Senators sit in the Senate Congressmen sit in the House of Representatives.

Who are the people in Alaska's legislature?

The are 40 members in the Alaska House of Representatives and 20 Alaska State Senators.

Who may be an elector?

Electors for every state are the Senators and members of the House of Representatives. They are elected by the people of the state.

Current number of senators house members in Washington today?

There are 49 members of the State Senate and 98 members of the House.

Does the 435 house members include the 100 senators?

No it does not.

Who are members of the congress?

The members of Congress are Representatives (in the House of Representatives) and Senators (in the Senate).