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Federal Legislative Research: Congress

U.S. House of Representatives

The House of Representatives has 435 members, each of whom represent a district which is determined by population. Each representative serves a two-year term. For more information about the House, check out The House Explained.

House FloorCast

Provides a succinct daily summary of the House's activities. 

House FloorCast

United States Congress

The legislative branch is the lawmaking branch of the government.  The federal government has a bi-cameral, meaning two houses, legislature comprised of the House of Representatives and the Senate. Members of the House and Senate are elected by the people in their district or state in direct elections.


Federal legislative information freely available to the public, including:


U.S. Senate

In the Senate each state is represented by two senators that serve a six year term. The election of senators is staggered so that approximately one-third of the senate is up for re-election at any one time. For more information about the Senate, check out Learning About the Senate.

Senate Floor Activity

Identifies the latest bills, resolutions, nominations, and treaties considered on the floor of the U.S. Senate.

Senate Floor Activity

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