Definitions for united states senate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. United States Senate, U.S. Senate, US Senate, Senate(noun)

    the upper house of the United States Congress


  1. 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."

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Dan Schnur:

    Dianne Feinstein can serve in the United States Senate for as long as she wants.

  2. John Boehner:

    We won this fight in the House. Now the fight must be won in the United States Senate.

  3. State John Kerry:

    I’m not going to apologize for an unconstitutional, un-thought out action by somebody who’s been in the United States Senate for 60-something days, that's just inappropriate.

  4. Chris Christie:

    We have a bunch of talkers in this race... In fact, so far, the talkers seem to be doing ok, the kings of talking are any member of the United States Senate. Because that's all they do.

  5. Rick Santorum:

    He spent four years in the United States Senate being frustrated like everybody else that nothing got done and then you can't point to him and say well nothing got done therefore he has no accomplishments.


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