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U.S. House Of Representatives
------------------------- * HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES * Speaker Paul Ryan
Paul Ryan
(R) * Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R) * Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D) * Congressional districts ------------------------- * UNITED STATES SENATE * President Mike Pence
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115th United States Congress
The ONE HUNDRED FIFTEENTH UNITED STATES CONGRESS is the current meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, composed of the Senate and the House of Representatives . It meets in Washington, D.C. from January 3, 2017, to January 3, 2019, during the final weeks of the Obama presidency and the first two years of Donald Trump\'s presidency . The November 2016 elections maintained Republican control of both the House and Senate
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List Of United States State Legislatures
------------------------- * HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES * Speaker Paul Ryan (R) * Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R) * Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D) * Congressional districts ------------------------- * UNITED STATES SENATE * President Mike Pence (R) * President Pro Tempore Orrin Hatch (R) * President Pro Tempore Emeritus Patrick Leahy (D) * Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) * Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D) Executive * PR
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Lower House
A LOWER HOUSE is one of two chambers of a bicameral legislature , the other chamber being the upper house . Inside the Australian House of Representatives Despite its official position "below" the upper house, in many legislatures worldwide, the lower house has come to wield more power. A legislature composed of only one house is described as unicameral . CONTENTS * 1 Common attributes * 2 Titles of lower houses * 2.1 Common names * 2.2 Unique Names * 3 See also * 4 References COMMON ATTRIBUTESIn comparison with the upper house, lower houses frequently display certain characteristics: Powers * In a parliamentary system : * Much more power, usually based on restrictions against the upper house. * Able to override the upper house in some ways. * Can vote a motion of no confidence against the government. * Exceptions are Australia, where the Senate has considerable power approximate to that of the House of Representatives, and Italy, where the Senate has exactly the same powers as the Chamber of Deputies.* In a presidential system : * Somewhat less power, as the upper house alone gives advice and consent to some executives decisions (e..g
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United States Congress
535 voting members * 100 senators * 435 representatives 6 non-voting members SENATE POLITICAL GROUPS * Republican (52) * Democratic (46)* Independent (2) (caucusing with Democrats) HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES POLITICAL GROUPS * Republican (240) * Democratic (194) * Vacant (1) ELECTIONS SENATE LAST ELECTION November 8, 2016 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES LAST ELECTION November 8, 2016 MEETING PLACE United States Capitol
United States Capitol
Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
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Speaker Of The United States House Of Representatives
REPRESENTATIVE may refer to: * Legislator , someone who is member/part of a legislature* House of Representatives
House of Representatives
* Representatives (Australia) * Representatives (United States) * Representative sample in statistics * Representative democracy SEE ALSO * Representation (other) This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title REPRESENTATIVE. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intended article. Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title= Representative
Representative
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Paul Ryan
THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE ------------------------- * U.S. Representative for Wisconsin\'s 1st District * The Path to Prosperity * A Better Way * Speakership election ------------------------- * Electoral history * Political positions * v * t * e PAUL DAVIS RYAN JR. (/ˈraɪən/ ; born January 29, 1970) is an American politician who is the 54th and current Speaker of the United States House of Representatives . He was the Republican Party nominee for Vice President of the United States, running alongside former Governor Mitt Romney
Mitt Romney
of Massachusetts
Massachusetts
, in the 2012 election . Ryan has served as the U.S. Representative for Wisconsin\'s 1st congressional district since 1999. He previously served as Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee , from January 3 to October 29, 2015, and, before that, as Chairman of the House Budget Committee from 2011 to 2015. Ryan, together with Democratic Senator Patty Murray , negotiated the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 . On October 29, 2015, Ryan was elected to replace John Boehner as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives following Boehner's retirement, becoming the first person from Wisconsin
Wisconsin
to hold this position. He named lobbyist John David Hoppe as his Chief of Staff
Chief of Staff

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Republican Party (united States)
_Majority_: Conservatism Economic liberalism Fiscal conservatism
Fiscal conservatism
Social conservatism Federalism _Factions_: Fusionism Libertarianism Neoconservatism Paleoconservatism Right-wing populism EUROPEAN AFFILIATION Alliance of Conservatives and Reformists in Europe (regional partner) INTERNATIONAL AFFILIATION International Democrat Union REGIONAL AFFILIATION Asia Pacific Democrat Union COLORS Red SEATS IN THE SENATE 52 / 100 SEATS IN THE HOUSE 241 / 435 GOVERNORSHIPS 34 / 50 STATE UPPER CHAMBER SEATS 1,158 / 1,972 STATE LOWER CHAMBER SEATS 3,047 / 5,411 TERRITORIAL GOVERNORSHIPS 2 / 6 TERRITORIAL UPPER CHAMBER SEATS 12 / 97 TERRITORIAL LOWER CHAMBER SEATS 14 / 91 WEBSITE www.gop.com * Politics of United States * Political parties * Elections The REPUBLICAN PARTY, commonly referred to as the GOP (abbreviation for GRAND OLD PARTY), is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States
United States
, the other being its historic rival, the Democratic Party . The party is named after republicanism , the dominant value during the American Revolution
American Revolution

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Majority Leader Of The United States House Of Representatives
PARTY LEADERS AND WHIPS OF THE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, also known as floor leaders , are elected by their respective parties in a closed-door caucus by secret ballot. With the Republicans holding a majority of seats and the Democrats holding a minority, the current leaders are: Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy , Majority Whip Steve Scalise , Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi , and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer
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Kevin Mccarthy (california Politician)
KEVIN OWEN MCCARTHY (born January 26, 1965) is an American congressman from Bakersfield, California
California
. He serves in the United States House of Representatives for California\'s 23rd district and as the House Majority Leader . A Republican , he was formerly chairman of the California
California
Young Republicans and the Young Republican National Federation . McCarthy worked as district director for U.S. Representative Bill Thomas , and in 2000 was elected as a trustee to the Kern Community College District . He then served in the California State Assembly from 2002 to 2006, the last two years as minority leader. When Thomas retired from the House of Representatives in 2006, McCarthy ran to succeed him and won the election. The 23rd district, numbered as the 22nd District from 2007 to 2013, is based in Bakersfield
Bakersfield
and includes large sections of Kern and Tulare counties as well as part of the Quartz Hill neighborhood in northwest Los Angeles County . McCarthy was elected to House leadership as the Republican Chief Deputy Whip, from 2009 to 2011, and House Majority Whip, from 2011 until August 2014, when he was elected House Majority Leader to replace the outgoing Eric Cantor , who was defeated in his primary election . After announcing his candidacy for Speaker on September 28, 2015, he dropped out of the race on October 8
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Party Leaders Of The United States House Of Representatives
PARTY LEADERS AND WHIPS OF THE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, also known as floor leaders , are elected by their respective parties in a closed-door caucus by secret ballot. With the Republicans holding a majority of seats and the Democrats holding a minority, the current leaders are: Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy , Majority Whip Steve Scalise , Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi
Nancy Pelosi
, and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer
Steny Hoyer

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Nancy Pelosi
NANCY PATRICIA D\'ALESANDRO PELOSI (/pəˈloʊsi/ ; born March 26, 1940) is an American politician who currently serves as the Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives , representing California
California
's 12th congressional district . She previously served as the 52nd House Speaker from 2007 to 2011, the only woman to do so. As Speaker, she attained the highest rank of any female politician in American history. A member of the Democratic Party , Pelosi represents California\'s 12th congressional district , which consists of four-fifths of the city and county of San Francisco
San Francisco
. The district was numbered as the 5th during her first three terms in the House, and as the 8th from 1993 to 2013. She served as the House Minority Whip
House Minority Whip
from 2002 to 2003, and was House Minority Leader
Minority Leader
from 2003 to 2007, holding the post during the 108th and 109th Congresses alongside President George W. Bush . Pelosi is the first woman, the first Californian, and first Italian-American to lead a major party in Congress. After the Democrats took control of the House in 2007 and increased their majority in 2009, Pelosi was elected Speaker of the House for the 110th and 111th Congresses alongside Presidents Bush and Barack Obama
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Democratic Party (united States)
The DEMOCRATIC PARTY is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States
United States
, along with the Republican Party . Tracing its heritage back to Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
and James Madison
James Madison
's Democratic-Republican Party , the modern-day Democratic Party was founded around 1828 by supporters of Andrew Jackson
Andrew Jackson
, making it the world's oldest active party. The Democrats' dominant worldview was once social conservativism and economic liberalism , while—especially in the rural South —populism was its leading characteristic. In 1912 , Theodore Roosevelt ran as a third-party candidate in the Progressive ("Bull Moose") Party , leading to a switch of political platforms between the Democratic and Republican Party and Woodrow Wilson
Woodrow Wilson
being elected as the first fiscally progressive Democrat. Since Franklin D. Roosevelt and his New Deal coalition in the 1930s, the Democratic Party has also promoted a social-liberal platform, supporting social justice . Today, the House Democratic caucus is composed mostly of progressives and centrists , with a smaller minority of conservative Democrats . The party's philosophy of modern liberalism advocates social and economic equality , along with the welfare state . It seeks to provide government intervention and regulation in the economy
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Majority Whip Of The United States House Of Representatives
PARTY LEADERS AND WHIPS OF THE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, also known as floor leaders , are elected by their respective parties in a closed-door caucus by secret ballot. With the Republicans holding a majority of seats and the Democrats holding a minority, the current leaders are: Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy , Majority Whip Steve Scalise , Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi , and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer
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Steve Scalise
STEPHEN JOSEPH SCALISE (/skəˈliːs/ ; born October 6, 1965) is the current United States House of Representatives
United States House of Representatives
Majority Whip
Majority Whip
and representative for Louisiana\'s 1st congressional district , serving since 2008. He is a member of the Republican Party and was the chairman of the conservative House Republican Study Committee . Prior to his congressional tenure, Scalise served for four months in the Louisiana
Louisiana
State Senate and twelve years in the Louisiana
Louisiana
House of Representatives . On June 19, 2014, Scalise was elected by his Republican colleagues to serve as Majority Whip
Majority Whip
of the United States House o