William Dale Cox
Section 1, question 1: Compare and contrast the Senate and House of Representatives.
Compare and contrast the Senate and the House of Representatives. Congress constitutes two houses namely the senate and the House of Representatives. The essay is about the similarities and difference between these two houses of congress.
There are several differences between the House of Representatives and senate. The U.S. Vice President is the head of the Senate. He is supposed to vote in the senate in case of a tie. On the other hand, the leader of House of Representatives is called the Speaker of the House. He/She is elected by the representatives.
Another difference is that the Senate is made up of 100 senators, two from each state that represent their entire state. However, The House of Representatives is made up of 435 representatives the number of which is determined by that state’s population and they represent their district within the state. The greater the population in a state, the more representatives that state will have in the House. A third difference is that senators are elected to 6-year terms, while representatives are elected to serve 2-year terms. Every two years, the nation holds an election for members of Congress. At that time, all members of the House of Representatives and one-third of the Senate are up for re-election. Another difference between the senate and the House of Representatives, is that the House of Representatives has a rules committee that clears the most important bills for floor consideration and the committee decides which bills should be considered. However, the senate has the ability to filibuster meaning that they can talk the bill to death by doing only two things; standing and talking. The only way to stop a filibuster is through cloture. Cloture is very difficult to do because it requires 60 votes to end the debate out of the 100 senators.
By comparing the Senate and...