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The House of Representatives

The Capitol, Washington, DC 20515



Speaker of the House Paul D. Ryan


Majority Leader Kevin O. McCarthy
Minority Leader Nancy P. Pelosi


Chaplain Patrick J. Conroy
Chief Administrative Officer Philip G. Kiko
Clerk Karen L. Haas
Parliamentarian Thomas J. Wickham, Jr.
Sergeant at Arms Paul D. Irving
Organizational Chart


The House of Representatives comprises 435 Representatives. The number representing each State is determined by population, but every State is entitled to at least one Representative. Members are elected by the people for 2-year terms, all terms running for the same period. Representatives must be residents of the State from which they are chosen. In addition, a Representative must be at least 25 years of age and must have been a citizen for at least 7 years.

A Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico (elected for a 4-year term) and Delegates from American Samoa, the District of Columbia, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Virgin Islands complete the composition of the Congress of the United States. Delegates are elected for a term of 2 years. The Resident Commissioner and Delegates may take part in the floor discussions, but have no vote in the full House. They do, however, vote in the committees to which they are assigned.


The Presiding Officer of the House of Representatives, the Speaker, is elected by the House. The Speaker may designate any Member of the House to act in the Speaker's absence.

The House leadership is structured essentially the same as the Senate, with the Members in the political parties responsible for the election of their respective leader and whips.

The elected officers of the House of Representatives include the Clerk, the Sergeant at Arms, the Chief Administrative Officer, and the Chaplain.

The Clerk is custodian of the seal of the House and administers the primary legislative activities of the House. These duties include accepting the credentials of the Members-elect and calling the Members to order at the commencement of the first session of each Congress; keeping the Journal; taking all votes and certifying the passage of bills; and processing all legislation. Through various departments, the Clerk is also responsible for floor and committee reporting services; legislative information and reference services; the administration of House reports pursuant to House rules and certain legislation including the Ethics in Government Act and the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995; and the distribution of House documents. The Clerk is also charged with supervision of the offices vacated by Members due to death, resignation, or expulsion.

The Sergeant at Arms maintains the order of the House under the direction of the Speaker and is the keeper of the Mace. As a member of the U.S. Capitol Police Board, the Sergeant at Arms is the chief law enforcement officer for the House and serves as Board Chairman each even year. The ceremonial and protocol duties parallel those of the Senate Sergeant at Arms and include arranging the inauguration of the President of the United States, Joint Sessions of Congress, visits to the House of heads of state, and funerals of Members of Congress. The Sergeant at Arms enforces the rules relating to the privileges of the Hall of the House, including admission to the galleries, oversees garage and parking security of the House, and distributes all House staff identification cards.


The work of preparing and considering legislation is done largely by committees of both Houses of Congress. There are 19 standing committees in the House of Representatives. The standing committees of the House of Representatives are shown in the list below. In addition, there are two select committees in the House and various congressional commissions and joint committees composed of Members of both Houses. Each House may also appoint special investigating committees. The membership of the standing committees of each House is chosen by a vote of the entire body; members of other committees are appointed under the provisions of the measure establishing them.

Each bill and resolution is usually referred to the appropriate committee, which may report a bill out in its original form, favorably or unfavorably, recommend amendments, report original measures, or allow the proposed legislation to die in committee without action.

Committee Chair Web Site
Agriculture K. Michael Conaway
Appropriations Rodney P. Frelinghuysen
Armed Services W. McClellan Thornberry
Budget Diane L. Black
Education and the Workforce Virginia A. Foxx
Energy and Commerce Gregory P. Walden
Ethics Susan W. Brooks
Financial Services T. Jeb Hensarling
Foreign Affairs Edward R. Royce
Homeland Security Michael T. McCaul
House Administration Gregory L. Harper
House Administration (Franking Office) Rodney L. Davis
Judiciary Robert W. Goodlatte
Natural Resources Robert W. Bishop
Oversight and Government Reform Harold W. Gowdy III
Rules Peter A. Sessions
Rules (Minority) Louise M. Slaughter (Ranking Member)
Science, Space, and Technology Lamar S. Smith
Small Business Steven J. Chabot
Transportation and Infrastructure William F. Shuster
Veterans' Affairs D. Phillip Roe
Ways and Means Kevin P. Brady

Special Powers

The House of Representatives is granted the power of originating all bills for the raising of revenue. Both Houses of Congress act in impeachment proceedings, which, according to the Constitution, may be instituted against the President, Vice President, and all civil officers of the United States. The House of Representatives has the sole power of impeachment, and the Senate has the sole power to try impeachments.

List of U.S. Representatives

Bradley R. Byrne 01—Republican
Martha Roby 02—Republican
Michael D. Rogers 03—Republican
Robert B. Aderholt 04—Republican
Morris J. Brooks, Jr. 05—Republican
Gary J. Palmer 06—Republican
Terrycina A. Sewell 07—Democrat
Donald E. Young At Large—Republican
American Samoa
Amata Coleman Radewagen—Delegate At Large—Republican
Thomas C. O'Halleran 01—Democrat
Martha McSally 02—Republican
Raúl M. Grijalva 03—Democrat
Paul A. Gosar 04—Republican
Andrew S. Biggs 05—Republican
David Schweikert 06—Republican
Ruben M. Gallego 07—Democrat
(vacancy) 08— NA
Kyrsten Sinema 09—Democrat
Eric A. Crawford 01—Republican
J. French Hill 02—Republican
Stephen A. Womack 03—Republican
Bruce E. Westerman 04—Republican
Douglas L. LaMalfa 01—Republican
Jared W. Huffman 02—Democrat
John R. Garamendi 03—Democrat
Thomas M. McClintock 04—Republican
Michael C. Thompson 05—Democrat
Doris O. Matsui 06—Democrat
Amerish B. Bera 07—Democrat
Paul J. Cook 08—Republican
Gerald M. McNerney 09—Democrat
Jeffrey J. Denham 10—Republican
Mark J. DeSaulnier 11—Democrat
Nancy P. Pelosi 12—Democrat
Barbara J. Lee 13—Democrat
K. Jacqueline Speier 14—Democrat
Eric M. Swalwell 15—Democrat
James M. Costa 16—Democrat
Ro Khanna 17—Democrat
Anna G. Eshoo 18—Democrat
Zoe Lofgren 19—Democrat
James V. Panetta 20—Democrat
David G. Valadao 21—Republican
Devin G. Nunes 22—Republican
Kevin O. McCarthy 23—Republican
Salud O. Carbajal 24—Democrat
Stephen T. Knight 25—Republican
Julia A. Brownley 26—Democrat
Judy M. Chu 27—Democrat
Adam B. Schiff 28—Democrat
Antonio Cárdenas 29—Democrat
Bradley J. Sherman 30—Democrat
Peter R. Aguilar 31—Democrat
Grace F. Napolitano 32—Democrat
Ted W. Lieu 33—Democrat
Jimmy Gomez 34—Democrat
Norma J. Torres 35—Democrat
Raul Ruiz 36—Democrat
Karen R. Bass 37—Democrat
Linda T. Sánchez 38—Democrat
Edward R. Royce 39—Republican
Lucille Roybal-Allard 40—Democrat
Mark A. Takano 41—Democrat
Kenneth S. Calvert 42—Republican
Maxine M. Waters 43—Democrat
Nanette Diaz Barragán 44—Democrat
Marian K. Walters 45—Republican
J. Luis Correa 46—Democrat
Alan S. Lowenthal 47—Democrat
Dana T. Rohrabacher 48—Republican
Darrell E. Issa 49—Republican
Duncan D. Hunter 50—Republican
Juan C. Vargas 51—Democrat
Scott H. Peters 52—Democrat
Susan A. Davis 53—Democrat
Diana L. DeGette 01—Democrat
Jared S. Polis 02—Democrat
Scott R. Tipton 03—Republican
Kenneth R. Buck 04—Republican
Douglas L. Lamborn 05—Republican
Michael H. Coffman 06—Republican
Edwin G. Perlmutter 07—Democrat
John B. Larson 01—Democrat
Joseph Courtney 02—Democrat
Rosa L. DeLauro 03—Democrat
James A. Himes 04—Democrat
Elizabeth H. Esty 05—Democrat
Lisa Blunt Rochester At Large—Democrat
District of Columbia
Eleanor Holmes Norton—Delegate At Large—Democrat
Matthew L. Gaetz II 01—Republican
Neal P. Dunn 02—Republican
Theodore S. Yoho 03—Republican
John H. Rutherford 04—Republican
Alfred J. Lawson, Jr. 05—Democrat
Ronald D. DeSantis 06—Republican
Stephanie N. Murphy 07—Democrat
William J. Posey 08—Republican
Darren M. Soto 09—Democrat
Valdez Butler Demings 10—Democrat
Daniel A. Webster 11—Republican
Gus M. Bilirakis 12—Republican
Charlie J. Crist, Jr. 13—Democrat
Katherine A. Castor 14—Democrat
Dennis A. Ross 15—Republican
Vernon G. Buchanan 16—Republican
Thomas J. Rooney 17—Republican
Brian J. Mast 18—Republican
L. Francis Rooney III 19—Republican
Alcee L. Hastings 20—Democrat
Lois J. Frankel 21—Democrat
Theodore E. Deutch 22—Democrat
Deborah Wasserman Schultz 23—Democrat
Frederica S. Wilson 24—Democrat
Mario R. Díaz-Balart 25—Republican
Carlos L. Curbelo 26—Republican
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen 27—Republican
Earl L. Carter 01—Republican
Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. 02—Democrat
A. Drew Ferguson IV 03—Republican
Henry C. Johnson, Jr. 04—Democrat
John R. Lewis 05—Democrat
Karen C. Handel 06—Republican
W. Robert Woodall 07—Republican
J. Austin Scott 08—Republican
Douglas A. Collins 09—Republican
Jody B. Hice 10—Republican
Barry D. Loudermilk 11—Republican
Richard W. Allen 12—Republican
David A. Scott 13—Democrat
J. Thomas Graves, Jr. 14—Republican
Madeleine Z. Bordallo—Delegate At Large—Democrat
Colleen W. Hanabusa 01—Democrat
Tulsi Gabbard 02—Democrat
Raúl R. Labrador 01—Republican
Michael K. Simpson 02—Republican
Bobby L. Rush 01—Democrat
Robin L. Kelly 02—Democrat
Daniel W. Lipinski 03—Democrat
Luis V. Gutiérrez 04—Democrat
Michael B. Quigley 05—Democrat
Peter J. Roskam 06—Republican
Danny K. Davis 07—Democrat
S. Raja Krishnamoorthi 08—Democrat
Janice D. Schakowsky 09—Democrat
Bradley S. Schneider 10—Democrat
William G. Foster 11—Democrat
Michael J. Bost 12—Republican
Rodney L. Davis 13—Republican
Randall M. Hultgren 14—Republican
John M. Shimkus 15—Republican
Adam D. Kinzinger 16—Republican
Cheryl C. Bustos 17—Democrat
Darin M. LaHood 18—Republican
Peter J. Visclosky 01—Democrat
Jacqueline S. Walorski 02—Republican
James E. Banks 03—Republican
Theodore E. Rokita 04—Republican
Susan W. Brooks 05—Republican
A. Lucas Messer 06—Republican
André D. Carson 07—Democrat
Larry D. Bucshon 08—Republican
Joseph A. Hollingsworth III 09—Republican
Rodney L. Blum 01—Republican
David W. Loebsack 02—Democrat
David E. Young 03—Republican
Steven A. King 04—Republican
Roger W. Marshall 01—Republican
Lynn M. Jenkins 02—Republican
Kevin W. Yoder 03—Republican
Ronald G. Estes 04—Republican
James R. Comer 01—Republican
S. Brett Guthrie 02—Republican
John A. Yarmuth 03—Democrat
Thomas H. Massie 04—Republican
Harold D. Rogers 05—Republican
Garland H. Barr IV 06—Republican
Stephen J. Scalise 01—Republican
Cedric L. Richmond 02—Democrat
G. Clay Higgins 03—Republican
J. Michael Johnson 04—Republican
Ralph L. Abraham 05—Republican
Garret N. Graves 06—Republican
Chellie M. Pingree 01—Democrat
Bruce L. Poliquin 02—Republican
Andrew P. Harris 01—Republican
C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger 02—Democrat
John P. Sarbanes 03—Democrat
Anthony G. Brown 04—Democrat
Steny H. Hoyer 05—Democrat
John K. Delaney 06—Democrat
Elijah E. Cummings 07—Democrat
Jamin B. Raskin 08—Democrat
Richard E. Neal 01—Democrat
James P. McGovern 02—Democrat
Nicola S. Tsongas 03—Democrat
Joseph P. Kennedy III 04—Democrat
Katherine M. Clark 05—Democrat
Seth W. Moulton 06—Democrat
Michael E. Capuano 07—Democrat
Stephen F. Lynch 08—Democrat
William R. Keating 09—Democrat
John W. Bergman 01—Republican
William P. Huizenga 02—Republican
Justin A. Amash 03—Republican
John R. Moolenaar 04—Republican
Daniel T. Kildee 05—Democrat
Frederick S. Upton 06—Republican
Timothy L. Walberg 07—Republican
Michael D. Bishop 08—Republican
Sander M. Levin 09—Democrat
Paul Mitchell III 10—Republican
David A. Trott 11—Republican
Deborah A. Dingell 12—Democrat
(vacancy) 13— NA
Brenda L. Lawrence 14—Democrat
Timothy J. Walz 01—Democrat
Jason M. Lewis 02—Republican
Erik P. Paulsen 03—Republican
Betty L. McCollum 04—Democrat
Keith M. Ellison 05—Democrat
Thomas E. Emmer, Jr. 06—Republican
Collin C. Peterson 07—Democrat
Richard M. Nolan 08—Democrat
J. Trent Kelly 01—Republican
Bennie G. Thompson 02—Democrat
Gregory L. Harper 03—Republican
Steven M. Palazzo 04—Republican
W. Lacy Clay, Jr. 01—Democrat
Ann L. Wagner 02—Republican
W. Blaine Luetkemeyer 03—Republican
Vicky J. Hartzler 04—Republican
Emanuel Cleaver II 05—Democrat
Samuel B. Graves, Jr. 06—Republican
William H. Long 07—Republican
Jason T. Smith 08—Republican
Gregory R. Gianforte At Large—Republican
Jeffrey L. Fortenberry 01—Republican
Donald J. Bacon 02—Republican
Adrian M. Smith 03—Republican
A. Costandina Titus 01—Democrat
Mark E. Amodei 02—Republican
Jacklyn S. Rosen 03—Democrat
Ruben J. Kihuen 04—Democrat
New Hampshire
Carol Shea-Porter 01—Democrat
Ann McLane Kuster 02—Democrat
New Jersey
Donald W. Norcross 01—Democrat
Frank A. LoBiondo 02—Republican
Thomas C. MacArthur 03—Republican
Christopher H. Smith 04—Republican
Joshua S. Gottheimer 05—Democrat
Frank J. Pallone, Jr. 06—Democrat
Leonard J. Lance 07—Republican
Albio B. Sires 08—Democrat
William J. Pascrell, Jr. 09—Democrat
Donald M. Payne, Jr. 10—Democrat
Rodney P. Frelinghuysen 11—Republican
Bonnie Watson Coleman 12—Democrat
New Mexico
Michelle Lujan Grisham 01—Democrat
Stevan E. Pearce 02—Republican
Ben R. Luján 03—Democrat
New York
Lee M. Zeldin 01—Republican
Peter T. King 02—Republican
Thomas R. Suozzi 03—Democrat
Kathleen M. Rice 04—Democrat
Gregory W. Meeks 05—Democrat
Grace Meng 06—Democrat
Nydia M. Velázquez 07—Democrat
Hakeem S. Jeffries 08—Democrat
Yvette D. Clarke 09—Democrat
Jerrold L. Nadler 10—Democrat
Daniel M. Donovan, Jr. 11—Republican
Carolyn B. Maloney 12—Democrat
Adriano D. Espaillat 13—Democrat
Joseph Crowley 14—Democrat
José E. Serrano 15—Democrat
Eliot L. Engel 16—Democrat
Nita M. Lowey 17—Democrat
Sean P. Maloney 18—Democrat
John J. Faso 19—Republican
Paul D. Tonko 20—Democrat
Elise M. Stefanik 21—Republican
Claudia Tenney 22—Republican
Thomas W. Reed II 23—Republican
John M. Katko 24—Republican
Louise McIntosh Slaughter 25—Democrat
Brian M. Higgins 26—Democrat
Christopher C. Collins 27—Republican
North Carolina
George K. Butterfield 01—Democrat
George E.B. Holding 02—Republican
Walter B. Jones, Jr. 03—Republican
David E. Price 04—Democrat
Virginia A. Foxx 05—Republican
B. Mark Walker 06—Republican
David C. Rouzer 07—Republican
Richard L. Hudson, Jr. 08—Republican
Robert M. Pittenger 09—Republican
Patrick T. McHenry 10—Republican
Mark R. Meadows 11—Republican
Alma S. Adams 12—Democrat
Theodore P. Budd 13—Republican
North Dakota
Kevin J. Cramer At Large—Republican
Northern Mariana Islands
Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan—Delegate At Large—Independent
Steven J. Chabot 01—Republican
Brad R. Wenstrup 02—Republican
Joyce B. Beatty 03—Democrat
James D. Jordan 04—Republican
Robert E. Latta 05—Republican
William L. Johnson 06—Republican
Robert B. Gibbs 07—Republican
Warren E. Davidson 08—Republican
Marcia C. Kaptur 09—Democrat
Michael R. Turner 10—Republican
Marcia L. Fudge 11—Democrat
Patrick J. Tiberi 12—Republican
Timothy J. Ryan 13—Democrat
David P. Joyce 14—Republican
Steven E. Stivers 15—Republican
James B. Renacci 16—Republican
James F. Bridenstine 01—Republican
Markwayne Mullin 02—Republican
Frank D. Lucas 03—Republican
Thomas J. Cole 04—Republican
Steven D. Russell 05—Republican
Suzanne M. Bonamici 01—Democrat
Gregory P. Walden 02—Republican
Earl Blumenauer 03—Democrat
Peter A. DeFazio 04—Democrat
W. Kurt Schrader 05—Democrat
Robert A. Brady 01—Democrat
Dwight Evans 02—Democrat
George J. Kelly, Jr. 03—Republican
Scott G. Perry 04—Republican
Glenn W. Thompson 05—Republican
Ryan A. Costello 06—Republican
Patrick L. Meehan 07—Republican
Brian K. Fitzpatrick 08—Republican
William F. Shuster 09—Republican
Thomas A. Marino 10—Republican
Louis J. Barletta 11—Republican
Keith J. Rothfus 12—Republican
Brendan F. Boyle 13—Democrat
Michael F. Doyle 14—Democrat
Charles W. Dent 15—Republican
Lloyd K. Smucker 16—Republican
Matthew A. Cartwright 17—Democrat
(vacancy) 18— NA
Puerto Rico
Jenniffer A. González-Colón—Resident Commissioner At Large—Republican
Rhode Island
David N. Cicilline 01—Democrat
James R. Langevin 02—Democrat
South Carolina
Marshall C. Sanford, Jr. 01—Republican
Addison G. Wilson 02—Republican
Jeffrey D. Duncan 03—Republican
Harold W. Gowdy III 04—Republican
Ralph W. Norman, Jr. 05—Republican
James E. Clyburn 06—Democrat
H. Thompson Rice, Jr. 07—Republican
South Dakota
Kristi L. Noem At Large—Republican
D. Phillip Roe 01—Republican
John J. Duncan, Jr. 02—Republican
Charles J. Fleischmann 03—Republican
Scott E. DesJarlais 04—Republican
James H.S. Cooper 05—Democrat
Diane L. Black 06—Republican
Marsha W. Blackburn 07—Republican
David F. Kustoff 08—Republican
Stephen I. Cohen 09—Democrat
Louis B. Gohmert, Jr. 01—Republican
L. Theodore Poe 02—Republican
Samuel R. Johnson 03—Republican
John L. Ratcliffe 04—Republican
T. Jeb Hensarling 05—Republican
Joseph L. Barton 06—Republican
John A. Culberson 07—Republican
Kevin P. Brady 08—Republican
Alexander N. Green 09—Democrat
Michael T. McCaul 10—Republican
K. Michael Conaway 11—Republican
Kay M. Granger 12—Republican
W. McClellan Thornberry 13—Republican
Randy K. Weber, Sr. 14—Republican
Vicente Gonzalez 15—Democrat
Robert F. O'Rourke 16—Democrat
William H. Flores 17—Republican
Sheila Jackson Lee 18—Democrat
Jodey Cook Arrington 19—Republican
Joaquin Castro 20—Democrat
Lamar S. Smith 21—Republican
Peter G. Olson 22—Republican
William B. Hurd 23—Republican
Kenny E. Marchant 24—Republican
J. Roger Williams 25—Republican
Michael C. Burgess 26—Republican
R. Blake Farenthold 27—Republican
Enrique R. Cuellar 28—Democrat
R. Eugene Green 29—Democrat
Eddie Bernice Johnson 30—Democrat
John R. Carter 31—Republican
Peter A. Sessions 32—Republican
Marc A. Veasey 33—Democrat
Filemón B. Vela, Jr. 34—Democrat
Lloyd A. Doggett II 35—Democrat
Brian Babin 36—Republican
Robert W. Bishop 01—Republican
Christopher D. Stewart 02—Republican
John R. Curtis 03—Republican
Ludmya B. Love 04—Republican
Peter F. Welch At Large—Democrat
Virgin Islands
Stacey E. Plaskett—Delegate At Large—Democrat
Robert J. Wittman 01—Republican
Scott W. Taylor 02—Republican
Robert C. Scott 03—Democrat
A. Donald McEachin 04—Democrat
Thomas A. Garrett, Jr. 05—Republican
Robert W. Goodlatte 06—Republican
David A. Brat 07—Republican
Donald S. Beyer, Jr. 08—Democrat
H. Morgan Griffith 09—Republican
Barbara J. Comstock 10—Republican
Gerald E. Connolly 11—Democrat
Suzan K. DelBene 01—Democrat
Richard R. Larsen 02—Democrat
Jaime L. Herrera Beutler 03—Republican
Daniel M. Newhouse 04—Republican
Cathy A. McMorris Rodgers 05—Republican
Derek C. Kilmer 06—Democrat
Pramila Jayapal 07—Democrat
David G. Reichert 08—Republican
D. Adam Smith 09—Democrat
Dennis L. Heck 10—Democrat
West Virginia
David B. McKinley 01—Republican
Alexander X. Mooney 02—Republican
Evan H. Jenkins 03—Republican
Paul D. Ryan 01—Republican
Mark Pocan 02—Democrat
Ronald J. Kind 03—Democrat
Gwendolynne S. Moore 04—Democrat
F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr. 05—Republican
Glenn S. Grothman 06—Republican
Sean P. Duffy 07—Republican
Michael J. Gallagher 08—Republican
Elizabeth L. Cheney At Large—Republican
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The Resident Commissioner and Delegates are not counted as Members.
Republicans are 239; Democrats are 193; and there are 3 vacancies.

Sources of Information

Art Competition

Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent. Students submit their entries to their Representative’s office, and panels of district artists select the winning artwork, which is displayed at the U.S. Capitol for 1 year.

Campaign Finance

The Federal Election Commission maintains a campaign finance database that contains information on candidates, including congressional candidates, who file reports with the Commission. Users of the online "Candidate and Committee Viewer" can sort data and download them. The data presentations consist of biennial summaries, report summaries, and report images and downloads.

Campaign Web Sites

The Library of Congress maintains a database of "Archived Web Sites" that includes thousands of official campaign Web sites. Former congressional candidates' Web sites are part of this collection.

Career Opportunities

The House Vacancy Announcement and Placement Service assists House Members, committees, and leadership by posting job vacancies and maintaining a resume bank. The Service provides confidential referral of resumes when House offices request them. Information on submitting a resume is available online.

To apply for positions with House organizations, read the individual vacancy announcements and follow the instructions.


Information on House committees is available on

Additional information is available on the Office of the Clerk's Web site.

Congressional Record

Starting with the year 1995, the official record of the proceedings and debates of the U.S. Congress is available on

Starting with the year 1994, the official record of the proceedings and debates of the U.S. Congress is available on the Government Publishing Office's govinfo website.


The Web site has a directory that contains the committee assignment, congressional district, name, phone number, political affiliation, and room number of each Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, as well as the Uniform Resources Locator (URL) the leads to his or her Web site.

The online "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774–Present," allows visitors to search for Members of Congress—past and present—by first or last name, political affiliation, position, State, or year or Congress.

Present and former Members of Congress have control numbers associated with their records in the "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress." Member IDs or "BioGuide IDs" serve as metadata within and legislative documents that the Government Publishing Office publishes.

Find a Representative

A Zip code-based search tool is available on for locating a representative.

Educational Resources

The Office of the Clerk's Web site features educational and entertaining information on the legislative branch of the Government for students of all ages. Its Kids in the House Web site explains the role of the House of Representatives, describes the legislative process, and covers House history.

Adults seeking to learn about commissions, committees, House history, House leadership, Representatives, rules, or a Representative's schedule may benefit from "The House Explained" section on


The Office of the Clerk's Web site features a short glossary for children. features a glossary of terms related to congressional records. features a glossary of records management terms.

The "Statement of Disbursements" is a quarterly public report of all receipts and expenditures for U.S. House of Representatives committees, leadership, Members, and officers and offices. To help the general public read this report, maintains an online glossary.


The House of Representative's "History, Art and Archives" Web site features resources and a trove of information, including online collections, exhibitions, publications, and records.

Member Profiles

The "Members of the U.S. Congress" database contains profiles for Representatives who have held office since 1973 or were still serving in the 93d Congress. Users of the database can filter profiles by chamber, Congress, political affiliation, and State or U.S. Territory. A Member profile includes the following: dates of service, district number and State, party affiliation, and a picture when available, as well as a link to the Member's entry in the "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774–Present" and a link to remarks made in the "Congressional Record." A profile also includes the list of legislation that the Member sponsored and cosponsored.

Membership / Party Divisions

The Office of the Clerk's "Congressional Profile" Web page keeps a tally of the number of Democrats, Independents, Republicans, and vacant seats in both the House of Representatives and the Senate.


The Congressional Directory, Rules and Manual of the House of Representatives, and telephone directory for the House of Representatives are available from the Government Publishing Office's bookstore. Phone, 202-512-0132. | Email:


The House's schedule and related resources are available in the "Legislative Activity" section on

Site Map features a site map that allows visitors to look for a specific topic or to browse content that aligns with their interests.


More information on legislation and the U.S. House of Representatives is available on

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