U.S. Senator (PA-Sr.)
Employer / Organization
Nov 06, 2024
Feb 21, 2024 - Aug 01, 2024
Each of the 50 United States is represented by two United States Senators, and the 100 senators serve in the United States Senate, which along with the United States Congress comprise the entire federal legislative branch of U.S. Government. U.S. Senators are responsible for drafting and voting on federal laws for the United States. The work of preparing and considering legislation is done by standing committees, and in addition there are special committees as well as joint committees (committees with U.S. Representatives and Senators). The U.S. Senate has special duties including the responsibility to confirm major presidential appointments, including Supreme Court Justices. All U.S. treaties with other countries must be approved by a 2/3rds vote in the Senate, and U.S. Senators vote upon impeachment of elected officials, with a 2/3rds vote for impeachment resulting in the removal of office. Congressional bills, after having been passed by the Senate and House of Representatives, must be signed by the president of the United States within 10 days of their submission, or they become law automatically, unless Congress is not in session. If vetoed by the president, a bill may become law only by its repassage by a two-thirds majority in each house. The Constitution requires a regular annual meeting of Congress, which begins on Jan. 3 each year. The proceedings of Congress are recorded in the Congressional Record, and U.S. Senators have offices in Washington D.C. and often in several locations in their home states to address concerns of the citizens they represent. The yearly salary for a United States Senator is $174,000.
Application Guidelines1) Contact the Pennsylvania Secretary of the Commonwealth’s office to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. Obtain the appropriate petitions or papers. 2) Complete the required nomination petitions if you plan to run in a partisan primary, or complete nomination papers if you plan to run as an independent or as part of a minor political party in the general election. Next, submit either these nomination petitions or nomination papers to the Pennsylvania Secretary of the Commonwealth’s office. 3) Submit the required nomination petitions to the Pennsylvania Secretary of the Commonwealth’s office between the 13th Tuesday and the 10th Tuesday prior to the primary election or( if you plan to run as an independent) submit the required nomination papers to the Pennsylvania Secretary of the Commonwealth’s office between the 10th Wednesday before the primary and August 1st. The Pennsylvania primary is held the fourth Tuesday of April during presidential election years and the third Tuesday of May during non-presidential election years. If August 1st falls on a weekend, then submit the nomination papers the first Monday of August. Independent (unaffiliated with a political party) must submit the nominating papers to appear on the ballot, not the nominating petitions. Nominating petitions are used by established political parties to appear on the ballot in lieu of a filing fee. If you plan to run as a partisan candidate please contact your local party office for more detailed instructions. If you have any questions please contact the Pennsylvania Bureau of Commissions, Elections and Legislation by phone at (717) 787-5280.
Submit application to:
Bureau of Commissions, Elections and Legislation, 401 North St. , Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 17120, US