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U.S. Government And Politics, 2nd Edition by Franco Scardino

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CHAPTER11

The Senate

In This Chapter

  • The Senate’s historical legacy and distinctiveness
  • Terms and qualifications to serve in the Senate
  • Party organization and leadership in the Senate
  • The role and importance of committees in the Senate
  • The role of caucuses

The Senate is generally referred to as the “upper” house of Congress. It has this unique and elite distinction because of the patrician history associated with the chamber. Nearly one third of all senators once served in the House of Representatives—however, no one in the House has ever served in the Senate. House members generally look forward to the day when they can join the exclusive ...

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