Congressional Member’s Report Card

Congressional Member’s Report Card

Political Report Cards

Congress Structure

CONGRESS BY PARTY

  • The United States’s 50 states each elect two senators for staggered six-year terms. A senator represents between 0.6 and 40 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.” See a count of senators by party in the current Congress.
  • The United States is also divided into 435 congressional districts with a population of about 750,000 each. Each district elects a representative to the House of Representatives for a two-year term.
  • As in the Senate, the day-to-day activities of the House are controlled by the “majority party.” See the count of representatives by party in the current Congress.

SENATORS BY PARTY

REPRESENTATIVES BY PARTY