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==Elections==
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Every two years there are 33 members of the Senate up for election.
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===2012===
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::''See also: [[U.S. Senate elections, 2012]]''
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Elections to the [[U.S. Senate]] will be held on November 6, 2012. Of the 33 seats up for election, 23 are held by Democrats and 10 by Republicans.
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Revision as of 06:39, 5 January 2012

The United States Senate is the upper house of the bicameral United States Congress, the lower house being the House of Representatives. The composition and powers of the Senate and the House are established in Article One of the Constitution. Each U.S state is represented by two senators, regardless of population. This ensures equal representation of each state in the Senate. U.S. Senators serve staggered six-year terms. The chamber of the United States Senate is located in the north wing of the Capitol building, in Washington, D.C..

The Senate has several exclusive powers not granted to the House, including consenting to treaties as a precondition to their ratification and consenting or confirmation of appointments of Cabinet secretaries, federal judges, other federal executive officials, military officers, the impeachment trials of federal officers, and other federal uniformed officers. The Senate is a more deliberative body than the House of Representatives because the Senate is smaller and its members serve longer terms, allowing for a more collegial and less partisan atmosphere that is somewhat more insulated from public opinion than the House. The Senate is considered a more prestigious body than the House of Representatives, due to its longer terms, smaller membership and larger constituencies.

Current members

This is a list of the current members of the U.S. Senate including when they assumed office, their political party and their district:
Name:Years in office:Party:State:Term ends:
Al Franken5 Electiondot.png Democratic Minnesota January 3, 2015
Amy Klobuchar7 Electiondot.png Democratic Minnesota January 3, 2019
Angus King1 Grey.png Nonpartisan Maine January 3, 2019
Barbara Boxer21 Electiondot.png Democratic California January 3, 2017
Barbara Mikulski27 Electiondot.png Democratic Maryland January 3, 2017
Ben Cardin7 Electiondot.png Democratic Maryland January 3, 2019
Bernie Sanders7 Grey.png Nonpartisan Vermont January 3, 2019
Bill Nelson14 Electiondot.png Democratic Florida January 3, 2019
Bob Casey, Jr.7 Electiondot.png Democratic Pennsylvania January 3, 2019
Bob Corker7 Ends.png Republican Tennessee January 3, 2019
Bob Menendez8 Electiondot.png Democratic New Jersey January 3, 2019
Brian E. Schatz2 Electiondot.png Democratic Hawaii January 3, 2015
Carl Levin35 Electiondot.png Democratic Michigan January 3, 2015
Chris Coons4 Electiondot.png Democratic Delaware January 3, 2015
Christopher S. Murphy1 Electiondot.png Democratic Connecticut January 3, 2019
Chuck Grassley33 Ends.png Republican Iowa January 3, 2017
Chuck Schumer15 Electiondot.png Democratic New York January 3, 2017
Claire McCaskill7 Electiondot.png Democratic Missouri January 3, 2019
Cory Booker1 Electiondot.png Democratic New Jersey January 3, 2015
Dan Coats3 Ends.png Republican Indiana January 3, 2017
David Vitter9 Ends.png Republican Louisiana January 3, 2017
Dean Heller3 Ends.png Republican Nevada January 3, 2019
Deb Fischer1 Ends.png Republican Nebraska January 3, 2019
Debbie Stabenow13 Electiondot.png Democratic Michigan January 3, 2019
Dianne Feinstein21 Electiondot.png Democratic California January 3, 2019
Dick Durbin17 Electiondot.png Democratic Illinois January 3, 2015
Ed Markey1 Electiondot.png Democratic Massachusetts January 3, 2015
Elizabeth Warren1 Electiondot.png Democratic Massachusetts January 3, 2019
Harry Reid27 Electiondot.png Democratic Nevada January 3, 2017
Heidi Heitkamp1 Electiondot.png Democratic North Dakota January 3, 2019
Jack Reed17 Electiondot.png Democratic Rhode Island January 3, 2015
Jay Rockefeller29 Electiondot.png Democratic West Virginia January 3, 2015
Jeanne Shaheen5 Electiondot.png Democratic New Hampshire January 3, 2015
Jeff Flake1 Ends.png Republican Arizona January 3, 2019
Jeff Merkley5 Electiondot.png Democratic Oregon January 3, 2015
Jeff Sessions17 Ends.png Republican Alabama January 3, 2015
Jerry Moran3 Ends.png Republican Kansas January 3, 2017
Jim Inhofe19 Ends.png Republican Oklahoma January 3, 2015
Jim Risch5 Ends.png Republican Idaho January 3, 2015
Joe Donnelly1 Electiondot.png Democratic Indiana January 3, 2019
Joe Manchin III4 Electiondot.png Democratic West Virginia January 3, 2019
John Barrasso7 Ends.png Republican Wyoming January 3, 2019
John Boozman3 Ends.png Republican Arkansas January 3, 2017
John Cornyn11 Ends.png Republican Texas January 3, 2015
John Hoeven3 Ends.png Republican North Dakota January 3, 2017
John McCain27 Ends.png Republican Arizona January 3, 2017
John Thune9 Ends.png Republican South Dakota January 3, 2017
John Walsh0 Electiondot.png Democratic Montana January 3, 2015
Johnny Isakson9 Ends.png Republican Georgia January 3, 2017
Jon Tester7 Electiondot.png Democratic Montana January 3, 2019
Kay Hagan5 Electiondot.png Democratic North Carolina January 3, 2015
Kelly Ayotte3 Ends.png Republican New Hampshire January 3, 2017
Kirsten Gillibrand5 Electiondot.png Democratic New York January 3, 2019
Lamar Alexander11 Ends.png Republican Tennessee January 3, 2015
Lindsey Graham11 Ends.png Republican South Carolina January 3, 2015
Lisa Murkowski11 Ends.png Republican Alaska January 3, 2017
Marco Rubio3 Ends.png Republican Florida January 3, 2017
Maria Cantwell13 Electiondot.png Democratic Washington January 3, 2019
Mark Begich5 Electiondot.png Democratic Alaska January 3, 2015
Mark Kirk3 Ends.png Republican Illinois January 3, 2017
Mark Pryor11 Electiondot.png Democratic Arkansas January 3, 2015
Mark Udall5 Electiondot.png Democratic Colorado January 3, 2015
Mark Warner5 Electiondot.png Democratic Virginia January 3, 2015
Martin Heinrich1 Electiondot.png Democratic New Mexico January 3, 2019
Mary Landrieu17 Electiondot.png Democratic Louisiana January 3, 2015
Mazie K. Hirono1 Electiondot.png Democratic Hawaii January 3, 2019
Michael Bennet5 Electiondot.png Democratic Colorado January 3, 2017
Mike Crapo15 Ends.png Republican Idaho January 3, 2017
Mike Enzi17 Ends.png Republican Wyoming January 3, 2015
Mike Johanns5 Ends.png Republican Nebraska January 3, 2015
Mike Lee3 Ends.png Republican Utah January 3, 2017
Mitch McConnell29 Ends.png Republican Kentucky January 3, 2015
Orrin Hatch37 Ends.png Republican Utah January 3, 2019
Pat Roberts17 Ends.png Republican Kansas January 3, 2015
Pat Toomey3 Ends.png Republican Pennsylvania January 3, 2017
Patrick Leahy39 Electiondot.png Democratic Vermont January 3, 2017
Patty Murray21 Electiondot.png Democratic Washington January 3, 2017
Rand Paul3 Ends.png Republican Kentucky January 3, 2017
Richard Blumenthal3 Electiondot.png Democratic Connecticut January 3, 2017
Richard Burr9 Ends.png Republican North Carolina January 3, 2017
Richard Shelby27 Ends.png Republican Alabama January 3, 2017
Rob Portman3 Ends.png Republican Ohio January 3, 2017
Roger Wicker7 Ends.png Republican Mississippi January 3, 2019
Ron Johnson3 Ends.png Republican Wisconsin January 3, 2017
Ron Wyden18 Electiondot.png Democratic Oregon January 3, 2017
Roy Blunt3 Ends.png Republican U.S. Senate, Missouri January 3, 2017
Saxby Chambliss11 Ends.png Republican Georgia January 3, 2015
Sheldon Whitehouse7 Electiondot.png Democratic Rhode Island January 3, 2019
Sherrod Brown7 Electiondot.png Democratic Ohio January 3, 2019
Susan Collins17 Ends.png Republican Maine January 3, 2015
Tammy Baldwin1 Electiondot.png Democratic Wisconsin January 3, 2019
Ted Cruz1 Ends.png Republican Texas January 3, 2019
Thad Cochran36 Ends.png Republican Mississippi January 3, 2015
Tim Johnson17 Electiondot.png Democratic South Dakota January 3, 2015
Tim Kaine1 Electiondot.png Democratic Virginia January 3, 2019
Tim Scott1 Ends.png Republican South Carolina January 3, 2015
Tom Carper13 Electiondot.png Democratic Delaware January 3, 2019
Tom Coburn9 Ends.png Republican Oklahoma January 3, 2017
Tom Harkin29 Electiondot.png Democratic Iowa January 3, 2015
Tom Udall5 Electiondot.png Democratic New Mexico January 3, 2015

Elections

Every two years there are 33 members of the Senate up for election.

2012

See also: U.S. Senate elections, 2012

Elections to the U.S. Senate will be held on November 6, 2012. Of the 33 seats up for election, 23 are held by Democrats and 10 by Republicans.

U.S. Senate Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 51 53
     Republican Party 47 45
     Independent 2 2
Total 100 100

External links

See also: United States Senate on Sunshine Review

References