United States House of Representatives
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|United States House of Representatives|
|116th United States Congress|
Seal of the House
Flag of the U.S. House of Representatives
New session started
|January 3, 2019|
|Seats||435 voting members|
6 non-voting members
in total ≤441 members
218 for a majority
Length of term
|November 6, 2018|
|November 3, 2020|
|Redistricting||State legislatures or redistricting commissions, varies by state|
|House of Representatives Chamber|
United States Capitol
United States of America
The United States House of Representatives is a part of the United States (U. S.) Congress. Congress is the legislature of the U. S. government and makes federal laws. The other part of Congress is the U. S. Senate. There are maximum 435 members in the United States House of Representatives. These members are called U. S. Representatives or just representatives.
The number of representatives from each state depends on the number of people in that state, the population, but there is at least one U. S. representative from each of the 50 states. Every 10 years, the United States Census Bureau counts the population of the United States. States gain or lose Representatives based on the count. The House of Representatives is in one of the two wings in the U.S. Capitol building. The other wing is for the Senate. Sometimes the House of Representatives is informally called the House. The chairman/chairperson in the U.S. House of Representatives is called the Speaker of the House. The current Speaker is Nancy Pelosi.
According to the U.S. Constitution, all bills about raising revenue, which includes taxes, must start in the House of Representatives. Also, the House of Representatives has the sole power to impeach certain officials, such as the president or federal judges. According to the U.S. Constitution, the House of Representatives can expel, or impeach, one of its representatives by a vote of at least two-thirds of its members.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Official website
- Legislative information and archives for US House and Senate, via Congress.gov
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present
- A New Nation Votes: American Election Returns 1787–1825
- Complete Downloadable List of U.S. Representative Contact Information, via AggData LLC]
- Information about U.S. Congressional Bills and Resolutions
- Wellch, Matt. "Justin Amash Becomes the First Libertarian Member of Congress". www.reason.com. Retrieved 29 April 2020.