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United States Congress
535 voting members100 senators 435 representatives6 non-voting membersSenate political groups     Republican (51)      Democratic (47)      Independent (2) (caucusing with Democrats)House of Representatives political groups     Republican (238)      Democratic (193)      Vacant (4)ElectionsSenate last electionNovember 8, 2016House of Representatives last electionNovember 8, 2016Meeting place United States
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Neil Gorsuch
Neil McGill Gorsuch (/ˈɡɔːrsʌtʃ/;[2] born August 29, 1967)[3] is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.[4] He was appointed by President Donald Trump
Donald Trump
to succeed Antonin Scalia following a year-long vacancy[5][6] and took the oath of office on April 10, 2017. Gorsuch is a proponent of textualism in statutory interpretation and originalism in interpreting the U.S. Constitution.[7][8][9] He is the first Supreme Court Justice to serve alongside another Justice for whom he once had clerked (Anthony Kennedy).[10] Along with Justice Clarence Thomas, he is an advocate of natural law jurisprudence.[11] Gorsuch clerked for Judge David B. Sentelle on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit from 1991 to 1992, and then for U.S. Supreme Court Justices Byron White
Byron White
and Anthony Kennedy, from 1993 to 1994
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Stephen Breyer
Stephen Gerald Breyer (/ˈbraɪ.ər/; born August 15, 1938) is an American lawyer, professor, and jurist who serves as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Appointed by President Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton
in 1994, Breyer is generally associated with the more liberal side of the Court.[2] Following a clerkship with Supreme Court Associate Justice Arthur Goldberg in 1964, Breyer became well known as a law professor and lecturer at Harvard Law School, starting in 1967. There he specialized in administrative law, writing a number of influential textbooks that remain in use today
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Independent Politician
An independent or nonpartisan politician is an individual politician not affiliated with any political party
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Clarence Thomas
Clarence Thomas
Clarence Thomas
(born June 23, 1948) is an American judge, lawyer, and government official who currently serves as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Thomas succeeded Thurgood Marshall and is the second African American
African American
to serve on the court. Thomas grew up in Savannah, Georgia, and was educated at the College of the Holy Cross and at Yale Law School. In 1974, he was appointed an Assistant Attorney General in Missouri
Missouri
and subsequently practiced law there in the private sector. In 1979, he became a legislative assistant to Senator John Danforth
John Danforth
(R-MO) and in 1981 was appointed Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
/ˈbeɪdər/ (born Joan Ruth Bader; March 15, 1933)[1]:3 is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Ginsburg was appointed by President Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton
and took the oath of office on August 10, 1993. She is the second female justice (after Sandra Day O'Connor) to be confirmed to the court, and one of four female justices to be confirmed (with Sonia Sotomayor
Sonia Sotomayor
and Elena Kagan, who are still serving). Following O'Connor's retirement, and prior to Sotomayor joining the court, Ginsburg was the only female justice on the Supreme Court. During that time, Ginsburg became more forceful with her dissents, which were noted by legal observers and in popular culture. She is generally viewed as belonging to the liberal wing of the court. Ginsburg has authored notable majority opinions, including United States v. Virginia, Olmstead v
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Anthony Kennedy
Anthony McLeod Kennedy (born July 23, 1936) is a Senior Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. President Ronald Reagan nominated Kennedy to the Supreme Court in 1987, and Kennedy was sworn in on February 18, 1988. Since the retirement of Sandra Day O'Connor in 2006, he has been the swing vote on many of the Roberts Court's 5–4 decisions.[2][3][4][5] Born in Sacramento, California, Kennedy took over his father's legal practice in Sacramento after graduating from Harvard Law School. In 1975, President Gerald Ford
Gerald Ford
appointed Kennedy to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. In November 1987, after two previous attempts at nominating a successor to Associate Justice Lewis Powell, President Reagan nominated Kennedy to the Supreme Court. Kennedy won unanimous confirmation from the United States
United States
Senate in February 1988
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Samuel Alito
Samuel Anthony Alito Jr. (/əˈliːtoʊ/; born April 1, 1950) is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. He was nominated by President George W. Bush
George W. Bush
and has served on the court since January 31, 2006.[2] Raised in Hamilton Township, New Jersey
New Jersey
and educated at Princeton University and Yale Law School, Alito served as U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey
New Jersey
and a judge on the United States
United States
Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit before joining the Supreme Court. He is the 110th Justice, the second Italian American, and the eleventh Roman Catholic to serve on the court. Alito is considered "one of the most conservative justices on the Court".[3] He has described himself as a "practical originalist".[4] Alito's majority opinions in landmark cases include McDonald v. Chicago and Burwell v
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Elena Kagan
Elena Kagan
Elena Kagan
(pronounced /ˈkeɪɡən/; born April 28, 1960)[2] is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. She is the Court's fourth female justice. Kagan was born and raised in New York City. After attending Princeton, Oxford, and Harvard Law School, she completed federal Court of Appeals and Supreme Court clerkships. She began her career as a professor at the University of Chicago
University of Chicago
Law School, leaving to serve as Associate White House
White House
Counsel, and later as policy adviser, under President Clinton. After a nomination to the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, which expired without action, she became a professor at Harvard Law School
Harvard Law School
and was later named its first female dean. In 2009, Kagan became the first female Solicitor General of the United States
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Sonia Sotomayor
Sonia Maria Sotomayor (/ˈsoʊtəˌmaɪ.ər/; Spanish: [ˈsonja sotomaˈʝor];[2] born June 25, 1954) is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, serving since August 2009. She has the distinction of being its first justice of Hispanic
Hispanic
descent and the first Latina.[3] Sotomayor was born in The Bronx, New York City, to Puerto Rican-born parents. Her father died when she was nine, and she was subsequently raised by her mother. Sotomayor graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University
Princeton University
in 1976 and received her J.D. from Yale Law School in 1979, where she was an editor at the Yale Law Journal. She worked as an assistant district attorney in New York for four-and-a-half years before entering private practice in 1984
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Executive Office Of The President
The Executive Office of the President of the United States
President of the United States
(EOPOTUS or EOP) consists of the immediate staff and aides of the President of the United States
United States
and multiple levels of support staff reporting to the President. With the increase in technological and global advancement, the size of the White House
White House
staff has increased to include an array of policy experts to effectively address various fields of the modern day. The Executive Office is overseen by the White House
White House
Chief of Staff.[1]Contents1 History 2 Organization2.1 White House
White House
Offices3 Budget history 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksHistory[edit] In 1939, during Franklin D. Roosevelt's second term in office, the foundations of the modern White House
White House
staff were created
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Donald Trump
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Law Of The United States
The law of the United States
United States
comprises many levels[1] of codified and uncodified forms of law, of which the most important is the United States Constitution, the foundation of the federal government of the United States. The Constitution sets out the boundaries of federal law, which consists of acts of Congress,[2] treaties ratified by the Senate,[3] regulations promulgated by the executive branch,[4] and case law originating from the federal judiciary.[5] The United States Code is the official compilation and codification of general and permanent federal statutory law. Federal law and treaties, so long as they are in accordance with the Constitution, preempt conflicting state and territorial laws in the 50 U.S. states and in the territories.[6] However, the scope of federal preemption is limited because the scope of federal power is not universal
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John Roberts
John Glover Roberts Jr. (born January 27, 1955) is an American lawyer who serves as the 17th and current Chief Justice of the United States. He took his seat on September 29, 2005, having been nominated by President George W. Bush
George W. Bush
after the death of Chief Justice William Rehnquist. He has been described as having a conservative judicial philosophy in his jurisprudence. Roberts grew up in northwest Indiana
Indiana
and was educated in a private school. He then attended Harvard College
Harvard College
and Harvard Law School, where he was a managing editor of the Harvard Law Review. After being admitted to the bar, he served as a law clerk for Judge Henry Friendly and then Rehnquist before taking a position in the Attorney General's office during the Reagan Administration. He went on to serve the Reagan administration and the George H. W. Bush administration
George H. W

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Inauguration Of Donald Trump
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United States Senate Elections, 2016
Mitch McConnell RepublicanElected Majority Leader Mitch McConnell RepublicanElections to the United States Senate were held November 8, 2016. The presidential election, House elections, 14 gubernatorial elections, and many state and local elections were held on the same date. In the 2016 Senate elections, 34 of the 100 seats—all class 3 Senate seats—were contested in regular elections; the winners will serve six-year terms until January 3, 2023. Class 3 was last up for election in 2010, when Republicans won a net gain of six seats. In 2016, Democrats defended 10 seats, while Republicans defended 24 seats. Republicans, having won a majority of seats in the Senate in 2014, held the Senate majority with 54 seats before this election. Democrats won a net gain of two seats. Republicans retained control of the Senate for the 115th United States Congress
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