Minimum age to be a Senator should 40, not 30, and other easy fixes to make a better Senate
These legislative changes would represent a comprehensive modernization of the Senate, enabling the non-party Senators appointed in the last few years to take control of the Upper Chamber and to steer it, effectively and efficiently.
The process of Senate modernization only began with the increase in the number of Senators who don’t belong to any political party. To achieve its purpose, modernization requires changes both in the way Senators organize themselves and in the Senate procedures. But Senators cannot do all the heavy lifting on their own, writes B. Thomas Hall. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade