Requirements of Congress The Legislative Branch

Requirements of the Senate

  • Age: 30
  • American Citizen
  • Resident of State of Election

Requirement of the House of Representatives

  • Age: 25
  • American Citizen
  • Resident of State of Election

When are the elections?


  • Senators serve 6 year terms
  • Elections are staggered over even years

House of Representatives

  • Representatives serve 2 year terms
  • Considered for reelection on even years

Who are Our Senators?

Rand Paul; Mitch McConnell

Rand Paul

  • Senator since 2011
  • Republican

Mitch McConnell

  • Senator since 1985
  • Republican

Who are our Representatives?

  • James Comer; Republican
  • Brett Guthrie; Republican
  • John Yarmuth; Democrat
  • Thomas Massie; Republican
  • Hal Rogers; Republican
  • Andy Barr; Republican

Kentucky is divided into 6 districts; one representative for each district.


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