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

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Capitol Question: Why is the Senate Called the Senate?

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156506-1
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 11, 2000
Last Aired:
May 8, 2000

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  • Apr 11, 2000 | 12:42pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 08, 2000 | 10:02am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 08, 2000 | 3:26pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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