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Constitutional Qualifications HOUSE OF REPS. in 1789… 65 Reps. (13 states) HOUSE OF REPS. in 2013 (since 1913)… 435 Reps. If original standards were.

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2 Constitutional Qualifications

3 HOUSE OF REPS. in 1789… 65 Reps. (13 states) HOUSE OF REPS. in 2013 (since 1913)… 435 Reps. If original standards were still upheld today, the House of Representatives would have 10,400 Reps.! 435 Congressional Districts spread throughout the 50 states + 6 Delegates = 441 TOTAL REPRESENTATIVES U.S. HOUSE: SIZE

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5 ARTICLE I, SEC. 3 “The Senate of the United States shall be composed of TWO SENATORS FROM EACH STATE chosen by the Legislature thereof…” SENATE in 1789… 26 Senators (13 states) SENATE in 2013… 100 Senators (since 1959) U.S. SENATE: SIZE

6 U.S. HOUSE: TERMS

7 U.S. SENATE: TERMS

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9 CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP

10 The removal of impeached officials is automatic upon conviction in the Senate!

11 POTUS nominations take effect only when confirmed by the Senate… …and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote!

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