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Trivia about senate

  • Though sworn in 7 months earlier, Lewis Strauss was denied confirmation by this body in 1959
  • Every 2 years 1/3 of this body faces re-election
  • This most powerful government body of Ancient Rome passed decrees & handled foreign policy
  • The vice president serves as the presiding officer, or president, of this U.S. government body
  • Members of this are divided into 3 classes: class I comes up for re-election in 2012, class II in 2014 & class III in 2010
  • This group that meets in the Capitol started in 1789 with 22 members & now has 100
  • As per Article I, the first group elected to this body was divided into those who would serve 2, 4, & 6 year terms
  • The 100 jurors William Rehnquist swore in on January 7, 1999 were all members of this
  • After each new Surgeon General is appointed by the President, this government body has to approve him or her
  • From same root as “senile”, to Romans this body's name meant a council of old men
  • It's not Hillary, it's Rebecca Latimer Felton, who on Nov. 21, 1922 became the first woman to serve in this body
  • Truman celebrated by purchasing two 1941 Chryslers when he was re-elected to this body in 1940
  • 81 members serve 6-year terms in this smaller of the 2 houses of the Czech Parliament
  • This 105 member Canadian body has a mandatory retirement age of 75; Strom Thurmond would have protested
  • Will Rogers:This group, then with 96 members, "opens with a prayer and closes with an investigation"
  • Brazil has 2 federal legislative houses, the Chamber of Deputies & this
  • The name of this 100-member body comes from the Latin & means "council of elders"
  • In January of 1870 Hiram Revels of Mississippi became the first African American elected to this body
  • (Jimmy of the Clue Crew delivers the clue from The Hague in the Netherlands.) This upper house of the Dutch Parliament meets here; like this corresponding U.S. body used to be, it's selected indirectly rather than directly by the people
  • Many TPers are mad at the 17th Amendment, ratified in 1913 to provide for direct election of this body
  • The Curia was the meeting place of this most powerful political body in the Republic