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How long is a Senate's term?

Answer

Senators are elected for terms of six years.  The United States Constitution lays out the length of US Senator's terms in Article I Section 3:

"The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each state, chosen by the legislature thereof, for six years; and each Senator shall have one vote."

The US House of Representatives are elected every two years.  And, the election of US Senators are staggered to where 1/3 of senators are up for reelection every two years.

To read the entire article of the US Constitution about the US Senate, please visit the LawDocs section of LawForKids.org.

Added:
Friday, 23 July 2010
Revised:
Friday, 23 July 2010

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