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Constitutional Qualifications for Members of the US Congress

The qualifications for members of the United State Congress are laid down in Article 1 of the Constitution.

  • Members of the House must be at least 25 years of age and a citizen of the US for a minimum of 7 years.
  • Members of the Senate must be at least 30 years of age and a citizen of the US for a minimum of 9 years.
  • All representatives must reside in the state from which they are elected, although House members do not need to live in their congressional district.
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