United States Senate

United States Senate

During the Constitutional Convention, James Madison described the Senate as “a necessary fence” which would protect “the people against their rulers” and from “the transient impressions into which they themselves might be led.” Over the course of more than two hundred years, the Senate has expanded and evolved into a complex legislative body while remaining consistent with Madison’s vision, fulfilling the needs of a growing and increasingly diverse nation.


Use the links below to follow Senate proceedings, learn more about the Senate and its history. Senator contact information is also present on this site, along with state information.

View the Current Senate Floor Proceedings

Contact Your Senator

View Senate State Information


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