115th United States Congress

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115th United States Congress
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January 3, 2017 – January 3, 2019
Senate President Joe Biden (D)
until January 20, 2017
Mike Pence (R) (elect)
from January 20, 2017
Senate Pres. pro tem: Orrin Hatch (R)
House Speaker: Paul Ryan (R)
Members: 100 Senators
435 Representatives
6 Non-voting members
Senate Majority: Republican
House Majority: Republican
Sessions
1st: January 3, 2017 – present

The One Hundred Fifteenth United States Congress is the current meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, composed of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. It is scheduled to meet 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 the Trump presidency. The elections of November 2016 maintained Republican control of both the House and Senate.

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Major events[edit]

  • January 6, 2017: Joint Session counted and certified the Electoral Votes of the 2016 presidential election
  • January 11–12, 2017: Senate, in an all-night session, took first steps to repeal the Affordable Care Act, (ACA).[1] The final vote was 51 to 48 to approve a budget resolution to allow "broad swaths of the Affordable Care Act to be repealed through a process known as budget reconciliation."[2]

Scheduled[edit]

Notable legislation[edit]

Party summary[edit]

Resignations and new members are discussed in the "Changes in membership" section, below.
Senate membership

Senate[edit]

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total Vacant
Democratic Independent Republican
End of previous Congress 44 2 54 100 0
Begin (January 3, 2017) 46 2 52 100 0
Latest voting share 48% 52%

House of Representatives[edit]

House membership
Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total Vacant
Democratic Independent Republican
End of previous Congress 187 0 246 433 2
Begin (January 3, 2017) 194 0 241 435 0
Latest voting share 45% 0% 55%
Non-voting members 3 1 2 6 0

Leadership[edit]

[ Section contents: Senate: Majority (R), Minority (D)House: Majority (R), Minority (D) ]

Senate[edit]

Senate President
Joe Biden
Joe Biden (D)
Until January 20, 2017
Mike Pence
Mike Pence (R)
From January 20, 2017
Senate President pro tempore
Orrin Hatch (R)

Majority (Republican) leadership[edit]

Minority (Democratic) leadership[edit]

Party leaders[edit]

Republican[edit]
Democratic[edit]

House of Representatives[edit]

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R)

Majority (Republican) leadership[edit]

Minority (Democratic) leadership[edit]

Party leaders[edit]

Republican[edit]
Democratic[edit]

Members[edit]

Senate[edit]

For year of birth, when first took office, when current term expires, prior background, and education, see List of current United States Senators.

The numbers refer to their Senate classes. All of the class 3 seats were contested in the November 2016 elections.

House of Representatives[edit]

For year of birth, when first took office, prior background, and education, see Current members of the United States House of Representatives.

All 435 seats were filled by election on November 8, 2016.

Committees[edit]

[Section contents: Senate, House, Joint ]
Listed alphabetically by chamber, including Chairman and Ranking Member.

Senate[edit]

Committee Chairman Ranking Member
Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Pat Roberts (R-KS) Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)
Appropriations Thad Cochran (R-MS) Patrick Leahy (D-VT)
Armed Services John McCain (R-AZ) Jack Reed (D-RI)
Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Mike Crapo (R-ID) Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
Budget Mike Enzi (R-WY) Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Commerce, Science and Transportation John Thune (R-SD) Bill Nelson (D-FL)
Energy and Natural Resources Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) Maria Cantwell (D-WA)
Environment and Public Works John Barrasso (R-WY) Tom Carper (D-DE)
Finance Orrin Hatch (R-UT) Ron Wyden (D-OR)
Foreign Relations Bob Corker (R-TN) Ben Cardin (D-MD)
Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Lamar Alexander (R-TN) Patty Murray (D-WA)
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Ron Johnson (R-WI) Claire McCaskill (D-MO)
Indian Affairs John Hoeven (R-ND) Tom Udall (D-NM)
Judiciary Chuck Grassley (R-IA) Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)
Rules and Administration Richard Shelby (R-AL) Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Small Business and Entrepreneurship Jim Risch (R-ID) Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)
Veterans' Affairs Johnny Isakson (R-GA) Jon Tester (D-MT)
Aging Susan Collins (R-ME) Bob Casey Jr. (D-PA)
Ethics Johnny Isakson (R-GA) Chris Coons (D-DE)
Intelligence Richard Burr (R-NC) Mark Warner (D-VA)
Narcotics Chuck Grassley (R-IA) Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)

House of Representatives[edit]

Committee Chairman[7] Ranking Member
Agriculture Mike Conaway (R-TX) Collin Peterson (D-MN)
Appropriations Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) Nita Lowey (D-NY)
Armed Services Mac Thornberry (R-TX) Adam Smith (D-WA)
Budget Tom Price (R-GA) John Yarmuth (D-KY)
Education and the Workforce Virginia Foxx (R-NC) Robert Scott (D-VA)
Energy and Commerce Greg Walden (R-OR) Frank Pallone (D-NJ)
Ethics Susan Brooks (R-IN) Linda Sánchez (D-CA)
Financial Services Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) Maxine Waters (D-CA)
Foreign Affairs Ed Royce (R-CA) Eliot Engel (D-NY)
Homeland Security Michael McCaul (R-TX) Bennie Thompson (D-MS)
House Administration Gregg Harper (R-MS) Bob Brady (D-PA)
Judiciary Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) John Conyers (D-MI)
Natural Resources Rob Bishop (R-UT) Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ)
Oversight and Government Reform Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) Elijah Cummings (D-MD)
Rules Pete Sessions (R-TX) Louise Slaughter (D-NY)
Science, Space & Technology Lamar S. Smith (R-TX) Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX)
Small Business Steve Chabot (R-OH) Nydia Velázquez (D-NY)
Transportation and Infrastructure Bill Shuster (R-PA) Peter DeFazio (D-OR)
Veterans' Affairs Phil Roe (R-TN) Tim Walz (D-MN)
Ways and Means Kevin Brady (R-TX) Richard Neal (D-MA)
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Devin Nunes (R-CA) Adam Schiff (D-CA)

Joint[edit]

Committee Chairman Ranking Member Vice Chairman Vice Ranking Member
Joint Economic Committee Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-OH) Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM) Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)
Joint Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies (Special) Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY)
Joint Committee on the Library [Data unknown/missing. You can help!] Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) Rep. Bob Brady (D-PA)
Joint Committee on Printing Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) Rep. Bob Brady (D-PA) [Data unknown/missing. You can help!] Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Joint Committee on Taxation Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA)

Changes in membership[edit]

Senate[edit]

There have not yet been changes in Senate membership.

House of Representatives[edit]

There have not yet been changes in House of Representatives membership.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Caldwell, Leigh Ann (January 12, 2017). "Senate Approves First Step Toward Repealing Obamacare in Late-Night Session". NBC News. Retrieved January 12, 2017. 
  2. ^ Kurtzleben, Danielle (January 12, 2017). "Senate Takes First Step To Repeal Obamacare — So What's Next?". NPR. Retrieved January 12, 2017. 
  3. ^ "House Overwhelmingly Votes to Condemn UN Resolution on Israel Settlements". Fox News. January 5, 2017. Retrieved January 7, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b c CBS News
  5. ^ a b c Politico (re-accessed January 3, 2017)
  6. ^ http://www.politico.com/story/2016/11/chris-van-hollen-dscc-chair-231621
  7. ^ "Committee Chair Recommendations for the 115th Congress". Speaker.gov. December 1, 2016. Retrieved December 5, 2016. 

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