United States Senate

Regional

Topic A

Affirmative Action Policies in Post-Secondary Education

Backgrounder coming soon

Topic B

Reformation of Gun Laws

Backgrounder coming soon

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Dais team

Siddharth Shende

Director

Irene Zhang

Chair

Hariette Zhang

Chair

About

US Senate

The United States Senate is one of the two houses of the legislature in the United States. Alongside the House of Representatives, the US Senate is responsible for all the lawmaking in the United States. The US Senate was founded on July 16, 1787, by the framers of the constitution – to represent all the states equally by the senators (unlike the House of Representatives). The Senate can propose legislation and even debate and propose bills.

Each senator represents the people living in his/her state of the United States. The Senate can also give opinions on the current president, and if need be, vote on the impeachment of the said president. Most importantly, the role of the Senate is to make sure that each person’s views are being heard through the type of legislative bills that are being passed – albeit for security, the economy, healthcare etc. In addition, the US Senate can review, approve, and even reject presidential appointees to executive and judicial branches. The US Senate and all of its proceedings and bills passed are crucial to upholding the very constitutional framework that the United States was built on.