Differences Between U.S. House and Senate

House Senate
Larger (435 members) Smaller (100 members)
Shorter term (2 years) Longer terms (6 years)
More restraints (rules) Fewer restraints (rules)
Narrower constituency Broader constituency
Specialists Generalists
Less media coverage More media coverage
Power less evenly distributed Power more evenly distributed
Less prestigious position More prestigious debate
More expeditious debate Less expeditious debate
Less reliant on staff More reliant on staff
More partisan Less partisan