Senate Speaker. Welcome

Latest revision 24/04/2018

Pío García-Escudero, Senate Speaker

Welcome to the electronic site of the Senate, the House of Territorial Representation which, together with the Congress of Deputies, makes up the Parliament of the Kingdom of Spain. According to our Constitution, it represents our national sovereignty and exercises the legislative power of the State.

Transparency and accountability now represent a top priority and firm commitment for all our country’s political institutions and public administrations, as provided in the Transparency, Access to Public Information and Good Government Act passed by the Spanish Parliament in December 2013.

Taking advantage of the huge possibilities now offered by new technologies, the Senate wants to provide as much information as possible about its parliamentary activity in a clear, structured, accessible and constantly updated way, using its Transparency Portal to do so. Our website also provides the general public with details of the administration of the House, including information about its budgetary, contractual and financial affairs. Similarly, in order to facilitate the accountability of elected representatives, visitors to the portal can query all the information in each senator’s business, assets and income statement.

In any case, it is our intention to enable citizens’ right of access to information, a task performed by the Senate Information Office; anyone interested in how said office works can also find the information they need on this portal.

It is our greatest desire to strengthen links between the Senate and Spanish society, which we serve and represent, and whose trust in us is, therefore, absolutely essential. I hope our institutional portal brings us closer to that great goal and I ask everyone to cooperate on its achievement.

Pío García-Escudero

Senate Speaker