United States Senate

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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 Franken6 Electiondot.png Democratic Minnesota January 3, 2021
Amy Klobuchar8 Electiondot.png Democratic Minnesota January 3, 2019
Angus King2 Grey.png Nonpartisan Maine January 3, 2019
Barbara Boxer22 Electiondot.png Democratic California January 3, 2017
Barbara Mikulski28 Electiondot.png Democratic Maryland January 3, 2017
Ben Cardin8 Electiondot.png Democratic Maryland January 3, 2019
Ben Sasse0 Ends.png Republican Nebraska January 3, 2021
Bernie Sanders8 Grey.png Nonpartisan Vermont January 3, 2019
Bill Cassidy0 Ends.png Republican U.S. Senate, Louisiana January 3, 2021
Bill Nelson15 Electiondot.png Democratic Florida January 3, 2019
Bob Casey, Jr.8 Electiondot.png Democratic Pennsylvania January 3, 2019
Bob Corker8 Ends.png Republican Tennessee January 3, 2019
Bob Menendez9 Electiondot.png Democratic New Jersey January 3, 2019
Brian E. Schatz3 Electiondot.png Democratic Hawaii January 3, 2017
Chris Coons5 Electiondot.png Democratic Delaware January 3, 2021
Christopher S. Murphy2 Electiondot.png Democratic Connecticut January 3, 2019
Chuck Grassley34 Ends.png Republican Iowa January 3, 2017
Chuck Schumer16 Electiondot.png Democratic New York January 3, 2017
Claire McCaskill8 Electiondot.png Democratic Missouri January 3, 2019
Cory Booker2 Electiondot.png Democratic New Jersey January 3, 2021
Cory Gardner0 Ends.png Republican Colorado January 3, 2021
Dan Coats4 Ends.png Republican Indiana January 3, 2017
Daniel S. Sullivan0 Ends.png Republican Alaska January 3, 2021
David Perdue0 Ends.png Republican Georgia January 3, 2021
David Vitter10 Ends.png Republican Louisiana January 3, 2017
Dean Heller4 Ends.png Republican Nevada January 3, 2019
Deb Fischer2 Ends.png Republican Nebraska January 3, 2019
Debbie Stabenow14 Electiondot.png Democratic Michigan January 3, 2019
Dianne Feinstein22 Electiondot.png Democratic California January 3, 2019
Dick Durbin18 Electiondot.png Democratic Illinois January 3, 2021
Ed Markey2 Electiondot.png Democratic Massachusetts January 3, 2021
Elizabeth Warren2 Electiondot.png Democratic Massachusetts January 3, 2019
Gary Peters0 Electiondot.png Democratic Michigan January 3, 2021
Harry Reid28 Electiondot.png Democratic Nevada January 3, 2017
Heidi Heitkamp2 Electiondot.png Democratic North Dakota January 3, 2019
Jack Reed18 Electiondot.png Democratic Rhode Island January 3, 2017
James Lankford0 Ends.png Republican Oklahoma January 3, 2017
Jeanne Shaheen6 Electiondot.png Democratic New Hampshire January 3, 2021
Jeff Flake2 Ends.png Republican Arizona January 3, 2019
Jeff Merkley6 Electiondot.png Democratic Oregon January 3, 2021
Jeff Sessions18 Ends.png Republican Alabama January 3, 2021
Jerry Moran4 Ends.png Republican Kansas January 3, 2017
Jim Inhofe20 Ends.png Republican Oklahoma January 3, 2021
Jim Risch6 Ends.png Republican Idaho January 3, 2021
Joe Donnelly2 Electiondot.png Democratic Indiana January 3, 2019
Joe Manchin III5 Electiondot.png Democratic West Virginia January 3, 2019
John Barrasso8 Ends.png Republican Wyoming January 3, 2019
John Boozman4 Ends.png Republican Arkansas January 3, 2017
John Cornyn12 Ends.png Republican Texas January 3, 2021
John Hoeven4 Ends.png Republican North Dakota January 3, 2017
John McCain28 Ends.png Republican Arizona January 3, 2017
John Thune10 Ends.png Republican South Dakota January 3, 2017
Johnny Isakson10 Ends.png Republican Georgia January 3, 2017
Jon Tester8 Electiondot.png Democratic Montana January 3, 2019
Joni Ernst0 Ends.png Republican Iowa January 3, 2021
Kelly Ayotte4 Ends.png Republican New Hampshire January 3, 2017
Kirsten Gillibrand6 Electiondot.png Democratic New York January 3, 2019
Lamar Alexander12 Ends.png Republican Tennessee January 3, 2017
Lindsey Graham12 Ends.png Republican South Carolina January 3, 2017
Lisa Murkowski12 Ends.png Republican Alaska January 3, 2017
Marco Rubio4 Ends.png Republican Florida January 3, 2017
Maria Cantwell14 Electiondot.png Democratic Washington January 3, 2019
Mark Kirk4 Ends.png Republican Illinois January 3, 2017
Mark Warner6 Electiondot.png Democratic Virginia January 3, 2017
Martin Heinrich2 Electiondot.png Democratic New Mexico January 3, 2019
Mazie K. Hirono2 Electiondot.png Democratic Hawaii January 3, 2019
Michael Bennet6 Electiondot.png Democratic Colorado January 3, 2017
Mike Crapo16 Ends.png Republican Idaho January 3, 2017
Mike Enzi18 Ends.png Republican Wyoming January 3, 2017
Mike Lee4 Ends.png Republican Utah January 3, 2017
Mike Rounds0 Ends.png Republican South Dakota January 3, 2021
Mitch McConnell30 Ends.png Republican Kentucky January 3, 2021
Orrin Hatch38 Ends.png Republican Utah January 3, 2019
Pat Roberts18 Ends.png Republican Kansas January 3, 2021
Pat Toomey4 Ends.png Republican Pennsylvania January 3, 2017
Patrick Leahy40 Electiondot.png Democratic Vermont January 3, 2017
Patty Murray22 Electiondot.png Democratic Washington January 3, 2017
Rand Paul4 Ends.png Republican Kentucky January 3, 2017
Richard Blumenthal4 Electiondot.png Democratic Connecticut January 3, 2017
Richard Burr10 Ends.png Republican North Carolina January 3, 2017
Richard Shelby28 Ends.png Republican Alabama January 3, 2017
Rob Portman4 Ends.png Republican Ohio January 3, 2017
Roger Wicker8 Ends.png Republican Mississippi January 3, 2019
Ron Johnson4 Ends.png Republican Wisconsin January 3, 2017
Ron Wyden19 Electiondot.png Democratic Oregon January 3, 2017
Roy Blunt4 Ends.png Republican Missouri January 3, 2017
Sheldon Whitehouse8 Electiondot.png Democratic Rhode Island January 3, 2019
Shelley Moore Capito0 Ends.png Republican West Virginia January 3, 2021
Sherrod Brown8 Electiondot.png Democratic Ohio January 3, 2019
Steve Daines0 Ends.png Republican Montana January 3, 2021
Susan Collins18 Ends.png Republican Maine January 3, 2021
Tammy Baldwin2 Electiondot.png Democratic Wisconsin January 3, 2019
Ted Cruz2 Ends.png Republican Texas January 3, 2019
Thad Cochran37 Ends.png Republican Mississippi January 3, 2021
Thom Tillis0 Ends.png Republican North Carolina January 3, 2021
Tim Kaine2 Electiondot.png Democratic Virginia January 3, 2019
Tim Scott2 Ends.png Republican South Carolina January 3, 2017
Tom Carper14 Electiondot.png Democratic Delaware January 3, 2019
Tom Cotton0 Ends.png Republican Arkansas January 3, 2021
Tom Udall6 Electiondot.png Democratic New Mexico January 3, 2021

External links

See also: United States Senate on Sunshine Review

References