United States Senate, U.S. Senate, US Senate, Senate(noun)
the upper house of the United States Congress
United States Senate
The United States Senate is a legislative chamber in the bicameral legislature of the United States, and together with the United States House of Representatives makes up the United States Congress. The composition and powers of the Senate are established in Article One of the U.S. Constitution. Each U.S. state is represented by two senators, regardless of population, who serve staggered six-year terms. The chamber of the United States Senate is located in the north wing of the Capitol, in Washington, D.C., the national capital. The House of Representatives convenes in the south wing of the same building. The Senate has several exclusive powers not granted to the House, including consenting to treaties as a precondition to their ratification and consenting to or confirming appointments of Cabinet secretaries, federal judges, other federal executive officials, military officers, regulatory officials, ambassadors, and other federal uniformed officers, as well as trial of federal officials impeached by the House. The Senate is both a more deliberative and more prestigious body than the House of Representatives, due to its longer terms, smaller size, and statewide constituencies, which historically led to a more collegial and less partisan atmosphere. The Senate is sometimes called the "world's greatest deliberative body."
The numerical value of united states senate in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of united states senate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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Dianne Feinstein can serve in the United States Senate for as long as she wants.
We won this fight in the House. Now the fight must be won in the United States Senate.
I think no matter who is elected president of the United States in November, it's important we maintain the Republican majority in the United States Senate. The Supreme Court vacancy, if nothing else, ought to cause people to reach that conclusion, so whatever people need to do in their individual races on order to maintain that majority, I wholeheartedly support.
The Republican Majority Leader announced over the weekend that he was going to hold this nomination of Loretta Lynch until the bill, which is pending before the Senate passes, whenever that may be, and so Loretta Lynch, the first African-American woman nominated to be attorney general, is asked to sit in the back of the bus when it comes to the Senate calendar. That is unfair. It's unjust. It is beneath the decorum and dignity of the United States Senate. This woman deserves fairness.
Gun Owners of America devised a plan to slow things down over that three-day holiday to allow us, the National Rifle Association, other gun organizations to alert their members to call in and absolutely bury the United States Senate phone lines, email access and everything else with the threat of' You're going to lose all your races if you do this,' at the end of the three-day weekend, even the Republicans in the U.S. Senate who were saying' We've got to cave on something' -- all of a sudden Gun Owners of America backbones turned into titanium.
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