Christian States Senate

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Christian States Senate
106th Christian States Congress
Type
Type
Term limits
None
Leadership
Thomas Allen, (R)
President pro tempore
Patrick Leahy, (R)
Majority Leader
Harry Micheals, (R)
Minority Leader
Mitch McConnell, (L)
Structure
Seats26
Length of term
6 years
Elections
First-past-the-post
Last election
November 6, 2016
Next election
November 4, 2018
Meeting place
Senate Chamber, Christian States Capitol
Beaumont, Texas, Christian States

The Christian States Senate is a legislative chamber in the bicameral legislature of the Christian States, and together with the U.C.S. House of Representatives makes up the U.C.S. Congress.The composition and powers of the Senate are established in Article One of the Christian States Constitution. Each U.C.S. state is represented by two senators, regardless of population, who serve staggered six-year terms. The chamber of the Christian States Senate is located in the north wing of the Capitol, in Beaumont, Texas, the national capital. The House of Representatives convenes in the south wing of the same building.

The Senate has several exclusive powers not granted to the House, including consenting to treaties as a precondition to their ratification and consenting to or confirming appointments of Cabinet secretaries, federal judges, other federal executive officials, military officers, regulatory officials, ambassadors, and other federal uniformed officers, as well as trial of federal officials impeached by the House. The Senate is both a more deliberative body than the House of Representatives, due to its longer terms, smaller size, and statewide constituencies, which historically led to a more collegial and less partisan atmosphere.