The Legislative branch is the congress. There are two different groups in this branch the house and the senate. The house has 435 members!!!!!! The length of term for house is two years. They are elected by the people of the United States. You have to be at least 25 years old to be a member of the house and you have to be a citizen for at least 9 years. The senate has 100 members. The length of term for senate is six years. They are elected by the people of The United States. You have to be at least 30 years old to be a part of the senate and you have to have been a citizen for at least 7 years. Some of the powers this branch has is collecting taxes, borrowing money to pay debts, make rules on how to become a citizen, and write laws.