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How long are the terms of US senators and representatives?

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Overall, I looked at 4 more studies. Two of them showed weight loss of a few pounds over a period of 8 weeks (9, 10), but the other two showed no effect (11, 12).

So… unfortunately, the weight loss effects appear to be both weak and inconsistent.


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The United States Senate is the upper chamber of the United States Congress, which along with the United States House of Representatives—the lower chamber—comprises the legislature of the United States. The composition and powers of the Senate are established by Article One of .

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In May , the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5–4 in U.S. Term Limits, Inc. v. Thornton, U.S. (), that states cannot impose term limits upon their federal Representatives or Senators. In the elections, part of the Republican platform included legislation for term limits in Congress.

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U.S. Senate. The U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives make up the two chambers of Congress. The Senate has members, 2 from each state, who are elected to serve for a term . Links to biographical information, Senate service accomplishments, military service, awards and honors, and more for current and former senators. States in the Senate Lists of all senators from each state and facts about each state's history in the U.S. Senate.

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Senators in 31 states have a four-year term. Senators in 12 states have a two-year term. The US Constitution, Article I, Sections 2 and 3, sets the term lengths and qualifications for US Senators and Congressmen. Article I sets the term of office for members of th e US House of Representatives at two years (Section 2), and for US Senators at six years (Section 3).