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The United States Senate is the upper house of the bicameral legislature of the United States, and together with the United States House of Representatives constitutes the United States Congress. Ask and answer here about the functions, powers, and public lives of US Senators and Representatives.

Asked in US Presidents, Illinois, US Senators and Representatives

Who is the senator from Illinois now?

The 2 senators from IL are Richard Durbin and Mark Kirk
Asked in US Presidents, US Senators and Representatives, US Vice Presidents

Does the president of the Senate have a vote in the Senate?

The President of the Senate in the United States is also the Vice President of the US. He is allowed to vote only when a particular Senate vote is tied. He is not a senator. He is not allowed to vote to create a tie. There is also a president pro tempore of the Senate. He is a senator who is elected by the Senate. He votes in the Senate like every other senator. ...
Asked in Political Office Holders, US Senators and Representatives

How can you name two senators in your state?

Search engines such as google.com can be used to look up all kinds of factual information; try typing in "senators, (state name)" and see what you get. ...
Asked in California, US Senators and Representatives

Who are the current US Senators from California?

For the six-year term beginning in January 2013: Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) senior senator. For the six-year term beginning in January 2017 : Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) junior senator. She was elected in 2016 as the second black woman and first Indian-American elected to serve in the Senate. She succeeded longtime senator Barbara Boxer. ...
Asked in US Constitution, Political Office Holders, US Senators and Representatives

Who is the actual us representative in Florida?

Right now (2011) the representative of Florida is republican Rick Scott.
Asked in Barack Obama, US Senators and Representatives, Celebrity Births Deaths and Ages

What happened to Gabrielle Giffords?

I was literally just wondering the same thing because it was all over the news. Well, I searched it and found out that she was shot straight through the brain. So far she is still alive but we all know thing can change. Apparently her conditions have changed to "good" from "serious". ...
Asked in California, US Senators and Representatives

Who are the US Representatives from California?

As of the 2010 Census, California retained 53 Representatives in the House. For the 113th Congress (2013-2014), they are, by district: 1. Doug LaMalfa (R) 2. Jared Huffman (D) 3. John Garamendi (D) 4. Tom McClintock (R) 5. Mike Thompson (D) 6. Doris Matsui (D) 7. Ami Bera (D) 8. Paul Cook (R) 9. Jerry McNerney (D) 10. Jeff Denham (R) 11. George Miller (D) 12. Nancy Pelosi (D) 13. Barbara Lee (D) 14. Jackie Speier (D) 15. Eric Swalwell (D) 16. Jim Costa (D) 17. Mike Honda (D) 18. Anna Eshoo (D) 19. Zoe Lofgren...
Asked in US Senators and Representatives, US Congress

How do you find a Congressional district by ZIP Code?

Go to the House of Representatives website and click on "Find Your Representative." ...
Asked in US Senators and Representatives, US Congress

Who are the current US senators from Pennsylvania?

For the 6-year term beginning in 2013: Bob Casey Jr. (D-PA) - senior senator For the 6-year term beginning 2017: Pat Toomey (R-PA) - junior senator *For updated information, see the related US Senate link below. ...
Asked in US Presidents, US Constitution, US Government, US Senators and Representatives

What are the US cabinet departments?

The 15 departments of the US executive branch (the cabinet) are : Department of Agriculture Department of Commerce Department of Defense Department of Education Department of Energy Department of Health and Human Services Department of Homeland Security Department of Housing and Urban Development Department of the Interior Department of Justice Department of Labor Department of State Department of Transportation Department of the Treasury Department of Veterans Affairs The executive who runs a department is called a Secretary (e.g. Hillary Clinton is the Secretary of State). The exception is the Department of Justice, which is...
Asked in Law & Legal Issues, Maryland, US Senators and Representatives

Who are the current US Senators from Maryland?

US Senators from Maryland are: For the six-year term from 2013 to 2019 Benjamin L. "Ben" Cardin (D- MD) senior senator For the six-year term from 2017 to 2023 Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) , junior senator ...
Asked in Political Theory, US Senators and Representatives

Is michele bachmann a Nazi?

Not by any stretch of imagination. She is, however, a very Right-wing Conservative, who follows a rather radical form of Evangelical Lutheranism. None of her economic policies share any commonality with Nazi-ism (though, frankly, Nazi-ism wasn't really strong on economic theory) - rather, she espouses a very laissez-faire form of capitalism. However, on social matters, she does hold (and proclaim) some rather intolerant views; it is that level of intolerance, rather than the actual substance of those views, that some use the hyperbole comparison to...
Asked in Insurance, California, San Francisco, US Senators and Representatives

Can a California state parolee be bonded?

It really just depends on the qualifying criteria of the Insurer who would issue the bond, but in most cases for an active parolee, the answer will be No. ...
Asked in New York, US Senators and Representatives

What are the names of the US House of Representatives members from New York?

[January 2011] There are 29 members of the U.S. House of Representatives from the 29 congressional districts in New York State. Currently, they are: Timothy Bishop (D) Steve Israel (D) Pete King (R) Carolyn McCarthy (D) Gary Ackerman (D) Gregory W. Meeks (D) Joseph Crowley (D) Jerrold Nadler (D) Robert Turner (R) Edolphus Towns (D) Yvette D. Clarke (D) Nydia M. Velazquez (D) Michael Grimm (R) Carolyn Maloney (D) Charles B. Rangel (D) Jose E. Serrano (D) Eliot Engel (D) Nita Lowey (D) Nan Hayworth (R) Chris Gibson (R) Paul D. Tonko (D) Maurice Hinchey (D) Bill Owens (D) Richard Hanna (R) Ann...
Asked in New York, US Senators and Representatives

How many towns named new york in the US?

There's the New York in NY state and a New York in TX.
Asked in US Constitution, US Government, Elections and Voting, US Senators and Representatives

How long do members of the US House of Representatives serve?

Members of the House of Representatives are elected to two-year terms of office. All 435 voting seats are up for reelection at once, every two years in even-numbered years. There are no term limits. ...
Asked in History of the United States, United States of America, US Senators and Representatives, US Governors

What are the 50 states of the US?

The 50 states of the United States of America The ones in boldface are the original 13 colonies. Maine was originally part of Massachusetts. The US also includes the commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and several Pacific and Caribbean islands (American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Marianas, Wake Island, and the US Virgin Islands) as well as the District of Columbia (Washington, DC). AL - Alabama AK - Alaska AZ - Arizona AR - Arkansas CA - California CO - Colorado CT - Connecticut DE - Delaware FL - Florida GA - Georgia HI...
Asked in Religion & Spirituality, US Senators and Representatives

What religion is Michele Bachmann?

Michele Bachmann is a Christian but she says she considers her heritage to be Jewish because it is the foundation and roots of her faith as a Christian. She has traveled to Israel four times (once as a young girl and three times as a member of Congress). To announce her candidacy she referenced her faith as a source for her desire to serve as president. Technically, she was a long-time member of a the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, which is a...
Asked in US Senators and Representatives, US Congress

Who are the current US senators from Louisiana?

For the six-year term beginning January 2015: Bill Cassidy (R-LA) senior senator For the six-year term beginning in January 2017: John N. Kennedy (R-LA) junior senator *For updated information, see the related US Senate link below. ...
Asked in US Constitution, Minnesota, US Senators and Representatives

How many state congressional districts are there in Minnesota?

At the moment there are 8 congressional districts in Minnesota.
Asked in US Senators and Representatives, US Congress

Who are the current US Senators from Texas?

The current U.S. Senators from Texas are: Senior senator John Cornyn (R), who assumed office in December 2002 and is currently serving his 3rd full term, which ends in January 2021 Junior senator Ted Cruz (R), who assumed office in January 2013 and is currently serving his 1st term, which ends in January 2019 * For the 31 state senators in Texas, see the related link below. * For updates, see the related link to the US Senate site. ...
Asked in New York, US Senators and Representatives, US Congress

Who are New York's 29 Representatives to the US House of Representatives?

There are 29 Representatives from New York in the US House of Representatives, as of January 2011. Bishop, Timothy, 1st Congressional District Israel, Steve, 2nd Congressional District King, Pete, 3rd Congressional District McCarthy, Carolyn, 4th Congressional District Ackerman, Gary, 5th Congressional District Meeks, Gregory W., 6th Congressional District Crowley, Joseph, 7th Congressional District Nadler, Jerrold, 8th Congressional District Weiner, Anthony D., 9th Congressional District Towns, Edolphus, 10th Congressional District Clarke, Yvette D., 11th Congressional District Velázquez, Nydia M., 12th Congressional District Grimm, Michael, 13th Congressional District Maloney, Carolyn, 14th Congressional...
Asked in History of the United States, US Senators and Representatives

What is the function of the australian senate?

It checks what the House of Representatives is trying to do and ensures the interests of the states, the rights of all Australians protected. ...