Federal Senate (Excelsior)
Federal Senate of the Republic
Democratic Party: 12 seats
Communist Party: 2 seats
|12 September 2023|
The Federal Senate of Excelsior is the lower house of the Federal Parliament of Excelsior, with the direct-democratic People's Chamber being the upper house. Together, they compose the federal bicameral legislature of Excelsior. The existence of the Federal Senate is enshrined in Article Three of the 3rd Excelsioran Constitution and has existed in multiple iterations throughout Excelsioran history, often switching between being the lower and upper house of Parliament.
Originally established as a rubber stamp legislature with its members, Senators, being appointed by the Excelsioran President and Chancellor, the Senate was reformed to have its members appointed by elected "Electors" before becoming a direct democratic body, with all citizens of Excelsior being "members", after the passage of the Excelsioran Reformation Amendment on 6 April 2022. The upper house, the Federal Council, later renamed to the Federal Assembly, consisted of a mix of nationally elected and locally appointed Representatives. With the passage of the third Excelsioran Constitution in April 2023, the powers of the Assembly and the Senate flipped, with the Senate, still the lower house, now consisting of 13 elected and appointed Senators, while the upper house, formerly the Federal Assembly, was renamed to the People's Chamber, later the People's Assembly. The direct democratic structure of the Senate was transferred to the Assembly, in which any citizen could vote on bills passed by the Senate before being sent to the President upon passage, or rejected by the people in the Assembly, as a form of citizen approval of bills. The Senate gained a seat, bringing the seat total to 14, in August 2023.
List of Members
|Connor Hetner||Democratic||Goose Island||Local||Speaker of Parliament|
|Micah W.||Democratic||Invictus||Local||Majority Leader|
|Ben Olson||Democratic||Riel Islands||National||Member|
|Jasper S.||Communist Dave||Dave||National||Minority Leader|