The United States Senate is the Upper House in the United States legislature known as Congress. Each state elects two Senators regardless of population. Senators serve for six years but every two years one third come up for re-election.
Congressional elections held in 2008 gave the Democrats a majority in both houses of congress. Unfortunately, Tea Baggers somehow
bought won the 2010 Midterm Elections, which gave the Republicans a majority stake in the House of Representatives. However, the Senate remained Democratic.
In the United States there are also State Senates. Every state except Nebraska has a State Senate.