Members of Congress: Qualifications, Duties and First Day of Office


Haylee Barlow (Editor)

Series: Congressional Policies, Practices and Procedures
BISAC: POL006000

The qualifications required to hold the office of U.S. Senator or Representative to Congress are established and set out within the U.S. Constitution. These constitutional qualifications are the exclusive qualifications for congressional office, and may not be changed or added to by the Congress, nor may these qualifications be added to or changed unilaterally by a state.

The duties carried out by a Member of Congress are understood to include representation, legislation, and constituent service and education, as well as political and electoral activities. The expectations and duties of a Member of Congress are extensive, encompassing several roles that could be full-time jobs by themselves. This book discusses in further detail the qualifications and duties of a Member of Congress. (Imprint: Novinka )

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Qualifications of Members of Congress
Jack Maskell

Chapter 2. Roles and Duties of a Member of Congress: Brief Overview
R. Eric Petersen

Chapter 3. The First Day of a New Congress: A Guide to Proceedings on the Senate Floor
Michael L. Koempel, Judy Schneider and Christina Wu

Chapter 4. The First Day of a New Congress: A Guide to Proceedings on the House Floor
Judy Schneider, Michael L. Koempel and Christina Wu


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