Members of Congress

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The United States Congress has an upper chamber called the Senate and a lower chamber called the House of Representatives (or “House” for short) which share the responsibilities of the legislative process to create federal statutory law.

The Senate

The 50 states elect 2 senators each for staggered 6-year terms. A senator represents between 1 and 37 million people, depending on their state’s population.

The day-to-day activities of the Senate are controlled largely by the political party holding the most seats, called the “majority party.“ Here is a count of senators by party:

Senators by Party
Republicans 52
Democrats 46
Independents 2
Total 100

The House of Representatives

The states are also divided into 435 congressional districts with a population of about 710,000 each. Each district elects a representative to the House of Representatives for a 2-year term.

As in the Senate, the day-to-day activities of the House are controlled by the “majority party.“ Here is a count of representatives by party:

Representatives by Party
Republicans 240
Democrats 194
Vacancies 1
Total 435

The District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S.’s four other island territories — American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands — each send a non-voting delegate to the House. Puerto Rico’s delegate is called the Resident Commissioner.


Report Cards

Each year we compile all of our statistics into a report card for each Member of Congress.

2016 Report Cards (for the 114th Congress (2015-2016); posted Jan. 7, 2017)

2015 Report Cards (for the 2015 legislative year; posted Jan. 8, 2016)

2014 Report Cards (for the 113th Congress (2013-2014); posted Jan. 16, 2015)

2013 Report Cards (for the 2013 legislative year; posted Jan. 8, 2014)