535 Members – 100 Senators and 435 Reps. in house
House members – At least age 25 and U.S. citizens for 7 years.
- They have a House Rules Committee; the committee in the House that reviews most bills coming from a House committee before they go to the full House. more power in house (aka house is more institutionalized and has more rules)
Senators – At least age 30 and U.S. citizens for 9 years.less of a power gap. more influential in foreign affairs
- Filibuster: A strategy unique to the Senate whereby opponents of a piece of legislation use their right to unlimited debate to prevent the Senate from ever voting on a bill.
- Filibuster can be stopped by a cloture - 60 votes
- The president of the Senate is the Vice President