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Seniorty in Congress

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Salty, Nov 4, 2013.

  1. Salty

    Salty 20,000 Posts Club

    Apr 8, 2003
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    Currently seniorty in Congress is based on:

    1) Date of intital term of office
    2) If break in service - then based - partially in orginal term of service
    3) in case of a tie - credit is given for time served as Governer, congressma, ect.
    4) if tie continues - than Alpha

    I condend that senority should be based on:

    1) Date of initial enterence into the chamber
    (no credit given for break in service)
    2) if tie - then based on % of votes recieved
    ( for example - Rep Adams of NY recieved 90% of the vote in his district - Rep Burns of NM recieved 47% of the vote - thus Rep Adams would have seniorty over Rep Burns)
    3 if still tied - then by age

    this will will do a couple of things:
    1) encourge people to vote - so their rep will have more seniority
    2) encourage other parties to enter a candidate - especially in unsafe seats - to keep the the opponet of the other party to a lower seniorty.