What is the difference between the house and the senate?
What role does the senate have in passing bills?
How does the senate make laws?
What are committees?
What are committees for?
What is the purpose of committees?
How often are senators elected?
What do senators vote on?
By Robert B. Dove, U.S. Senator. Explanation in basic terms of how laws are enacted within the U.S. Senate. Links include an updated calendar of sessions, committees, and an explanation of the roles the U.S. Senate, President and House of Representatives play in the passage of a bill.