|116th United States Congress|
|Senate President||Mike Pence (R)|
|House Speaker||Nancy Pelosi (D)|
Senator Ben Sasse Ben Sasse is a United States Senator, representing the great state of Nebraska. He was elected in a 2014 landslide, winning each of Nebraska’s 93 counties, and securing the second-largest margin for a new senator in the history of the state.
According to Article I, Section 3 of the Constitution, “The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each state, chosen by the legislature thereof for six Years.” The framers believed that in electing senators, state legislatures would cement their ties with the national government.
House of Representatives The delegation has 3 members, all Republicans.
Major events. A rare even split in the United States Senate, the defection of a single Senator, and the inauguration of a new vice president, led to three changes in majorities. January 3, 2001: Senate was evenly split (50-50) between the two parties.
|United States House of Representatives|
|Dean||Don Young (R) since December 5, 2017|
|Seats||435 voting members 6 non-voting members 218 for a majority|
|Political groups||Majority (222) Democratic (222) Minority (211) Republican (211) Vacant (2) Vacant (2)|
Ben Sasse (Republican Party) Deb Fischer (Republican Party)
Senators are elected to four-year terms and receive a salary of $12,000 a year. A single Legislature exists for two years, called a biennium. There are two regular lawmaking sessions per biennium.
Governor Pete Ricketts. Lieutenant Governor Mike Foley. Secretary of State Robert Evnen. State Treasurer John Murante. Attorney General Doug Peterson. Auditor of Public Accounts Charlie Janssen.
How many members of Congress are there? There are a total of 535 Members of Congress. 100 serve in the U.S. Senate and 435 serve in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The Constitution prescribes that the Senate be composed of two senators from each State (therefore, the Senate currently has 100 Members) and that a senator must be at least thirty years of age, have been a citizen of the United States for nine years, and, when elected, be a resident of the State from which he or she
The Constitution sets three qualifications for service in the U.S. Senate: age (at least thirty years of age); U.S. citizenship (at least nine years); and residency in the state a senator represents at time of election.
Nebraska’s current Senators are Republicans Deb Fischer and Ben Sasse.
Nebraska has three congressional districts due to its population, each of which elects a member to the United States House of Representatives. Census Bureau population growth estimates indicated that Nebraska will keep its third district seat after the 2020 census.
Instead, the Nebraska Legislature has only one house – called the Unicameral – that serves the citizens of the state. Representatives from the Unicameral are called senators. The Nebraska Legislature has not always been a unicameral. Until 1935, Nebraska had a bicameral legislature like many other states in the nation.