Capitol Question: Why is the Senate Called the Senate?
Why is the Senate called the Senate and the House called the House? Why aren’t Senators called Congressmen? In Latin,… read more
Why is the Senate called the Senate and the House called the House? Why aren’t Senators
called Congressmen? In Latin, “Senatus” means “council of elders.” The “House” simply
refers to a legislative body. Tradition dictates that House members may be called
Congressman or Representative. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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