How to Become a Senator?

Answer The United States Senate is one of the two houses of Congress. Its membership consists of two senators for each state in the Union; since the admission of Hawaii as the 50th state in 1959, it has h... Read More »

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Qualifications to Become a Senator or a Representative?

There are 535 members of the United States Congress, but not just anyone is qualified to become a senator or a representative. The US Constitution lays out certain requirements for the federal offi... Read More »

When did Obama first become a senator?

According to the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress, Barack Obama first became a senator in 1997, serving as an Illinois state senator until 2004. He was later elected to the U.S. Senate i... Read More »

When did John McCain become a senator for Arizona?

John McCain first assumed office in the U.S. Senate as one of the senators from Arizona on January 3rd, 1987. Before that, McCain represented Arizona in the U.S. House of Representatives starting i... Read More »

How Many Years Did Senator Obama Spend as a Senator?

Barack Obama was Illinois State senator for seven years (1997-2004) and U.S. senator for four years (2005-2008). He resigned from U.S. Senate after being elected 44th president of the United States... Read More »