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Hawaii US Senator

Duties: U.S. Senators share the responsibility with U.S. Representatives for enactment of the nation’s laws as provided for in the U.S. Constitution. They may also conduct investigations on issues of national importance. The Senate is charged with ratifying treaties established by the President and confirms Presidential appointments of Cabinet members, federal judges and foreign ambassadors.Qualifications: Must be a U.S. citizen for at least 9 years; an inhabitant of Hawaii when elected; and at least 30 years of age.How Elected: The Senate consists of 100 members, two from each state. They are elected by a state at large and serve for 6 years. One-third of the Senate is up for election every two years. A Senator from Hawaii must be at least 30 years of age, must be an inhabitant of Hawaii when elected, and must have been a citizen of the United States for at least 9 years.Term: Six years, not subject to term limitsBase Salary: $174,000

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    Dan DECKER
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