The United States House of Representatives is one of the two houses of the United States Congress.
The Senate is composed of two senators from each state who are granted exclusive powers to confirm appointments and place holds on laws.
The US Congress is composed of the House of Representatives and the Senate, which differ in representation, term length, power, and prestige.
The House and Senate are equal partners in the legislative process; legislation cannot be enacted without the consent of both chambers.
A compromise plan was adopted where representatives were chosen by the population and two senators were chosen by state governments.
A major role for members of Congress is providing services to constituents.
The United States Congress has oversight of the Executive Branch and other U.S. federal agencies.
The Library of Congress provides public information and educates the public about legislation among other general information.
Both the Senate and the House have a conflict-resolution procedure before a bill is passed as a piece of legislation.