U.S. Senate

History and Justice, sculpture above the main door to the U.S. Senate, east portico

The U.S. Senate, together with the U.S. House of Representatives, makes up the U.S. Congress. The Senate holds certain unique powers and obligations. Its makeup is different too: two senators represent each state, and senators serve staggered six-year terms.


Find your senator by state, name, or U.S. Senate class.

Oral History Project

Since 1976 the Senate Historical Office has interviewed Senate officers, parliamentarians, clerks, police officers, chiefs of staff, reporters, photographers, Senate pages, and senators. These interviews cover the breadth of the 20th century and now the 21st century, and include a diverse group of personalities who witnessed events first-hand.

Rumors! Tall Tales About Senate Art

Learn about colorful yet false stories about the Senate, its art, and history.

Visit the Senate Website

Even more information is available to you at the Senate website.