Political Science The U.S. Congress

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Political Science: The U.S. Congress 29/10/2007 12:21:00 Wednesday: Feno short book.  US Congress: Most important representative institution in American Government Historic Continuity    Congress has never been suspended.   Collegial rather than unitary   team effort Policy-making/legislate (active legislature) Links people with the federal government; intermediary Arena for the people assembled   symbolic function. Conflict management   arena for debate Formal Qualifications: U.S. Citizen (native-born or naturalized) Must be at least 30 years old (senate) or 25 years (House) Must be a state resident 9 year’s residence in the united states  for the senate or 7 years in the house. House   2 year term, Senate   6 year term No term limits whatsoever.   Methods of Election: The house members are chosen by direct popular election
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