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Procedures of the United States Congress are established ways of doing legislative business. Congress has two-year terms with one session each year. There are rules and procedures, often complex, which guide how it converts ideas for legislation into laws.
It can be challenging to keep up with what’s going on in Washington - especially with the long, confusing and seemingly complicated legislative processes. But once you understand the process you can have a voice. This brief is designed to explain the legislative branch of our government, specifically the inner workings of the Senate, and how you can participate in and even influence the legislative process.
In a modern democracy , a senate is a group of people who are part of a legislature . A legislature passes or changes laws for their country , state , or other area. Members of a senate are called senators. Some legislatures are bicameral , meaning they have two groups of people (working in separate places) called houses . A senate can be called a House of Senators .