In this CNN article it discusses the upcoming election for the Senate. With one third of the seats up for grabs The Republicans hope to grab power. The Senate is viewed as one of the more prestigious elected positions available as the founding fathers wanted it to be the most powerful. They have many powers, the power to tax not included. The Congress is extremely different than Parliament. The biggest difference is that the President is not a member of congress but rather an independent branch. It seems like it would be easier to be elected to the house due to the higher number of seats available.