115th United States Congress

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The 115th United States Congress was the 115th legislative cycle of the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate. It lasted from January 3, 2017, as a result of the 2016 elections, till January 3, 2019, when the 116th Congress began. In this cycle, both the House and Senate were controlled by Republicans.


Leadership[change | change source]

Senate.[change | change source]

President of the Senate Joe Biden.

President of the Senate[change | change source]

The President of the Senate was Joe Biden (a Democrat).

Senate President Pro Tempore[change | change source]

The Senate President Pro Tem was Orrin Hatch (a Republican).

Mitch McConnell, R-KY, Senate Majority Leader

Majority Leader[change | change source]

The Majority Leader was Republican Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.

Minority Leader[change | change source]

The Minority Leader was Democrat Charles Schumer of New York.

Majority Whip[change | change source]

The Majority Whip was Republican John Cornyn of Texas.

Minority Whip[change | change source]

The Minority Whip was Democrat Dick Durbin of Illinois.

House[change | change source]

Speaker[change | change source]

The Speaker of the House was Paul Ryan (a Republican).

Majority Leader[change | change source]

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana.

The Majority Leader was Republican Kevin McCarthy of California.

Minority Leader[change | change source]

The Minority Leader was Democrat Nancy Pelosi of California.

Majority Whip[change | change source]

The Majority Whip was Republican Steve Scalise of Louisiana.

Minority Whip[change | change source]

The Minority Whip was Democrat Steny Hoyer of Maryland.

Party Breakdown[1][change | change source]

Senate.[change | change source]

There were 51 Republicans and 47 Democrats, as well as 2 Independents who sided with Democrats.

House.[change | change source]

There were 235 Republicans and just 193 Democrats, plus 7 empty seats.

References[change | change source]

  1. "115th United States Congress". Ballotpedia. Retrieved 2020-06-11.