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Apr
08

Once delegates had equal representation in the Senate, they had to determine how many senators would represent each state. The constitutions of the state have provided some guidance. Several states appointed one senator per county or district, while in Delaware, there were three senators for each of the three counties. However, convention delegates did not refer to state precedents in the debate. Instead, they seemed to have a reasonable approach to deciding how many senators. After each census, the U.S. House of Representatives district map is traced and seats are moved to states that have gained the most population. This means that, apart from the Gerrymandering question, each state`s representation in the U.S. House of Representatives will roughly reflect its share of the population, so that the delegations of the Big Eight states to the lower house of Congress will roughly match the delegations of the other 42. Unlike the secretary and NCO in arms, the pro tempore president is an elected member of the Senate, elected by the Senate to preside over the presidency in the absence of the vice president.

This position was the result of the Framer`s decision to make the vice president the president of the Senate, but it emerged in the state parliaments. While other states have provided stand-ins to presiding officers, New York clarified the rules in its constitution: whenever the lieutenant governor “will not be able to participate as President of the Senate, Senators will have the power to elect one of their members to the position of President of the Senate that he will exercise [until the Lieutenant Governor returns to the House].” The constitutional plan was then reviewed by the Elf Committee for review, consisting of a member of all the states represented at the Convention. The report of the Committee of eleven, presented to the Convention on 4 September, stated: “The United States Senate has the power to attempt all revocations [by the House of Representatives]; But no one can be convicted without the agreement of two-thirds of the members present. “The authors debated the clause on September 8. Madison argued that the executive branch would become dependent on the legislative branch and refused impeachment proceedings in the Senate. After the word “conviction,” he removed the words “from the Senate,” but the resolution was rejected.