I would also like to better understand significant differences between the House of Representatives and the Senate.
How do these differences affect how each house operates?
Well, the major differences between the House of Representatives and the Senate are in how they are elected. As you may know, the House of Representatives consists of 435 members who are elected every two years. The Senate on the other hand, is compromised of 100 members who are elected in staggered 6-year terms that allow only 1/3 of the Senate to be elected at a time.
I believe that the way that this is set up contributes greatly to the way that both houses of Congress ...
The US Senate and Congress and their differences and operation is explained.