115th United States Congress

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115th United States Congress
114th ← → 116th
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United States Capitol (2016)

Duration: January 3, 2017 – January 3, 2019

Senate President: Joe Biden (D)
until January 20, 2017
Mike Pence (R)
from January 20, 2017
Senate Pres. pro tem: TBD
House Speaker: TBD
Members: 100 Senators
435 Representatives
TBD Non-voting members
Senate Majority: Republican
House Majority: Republican

Sessions
1st: To be determined –

The One Hundred Fifteenth United States Congress is the next 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 what is slated to be the first two years of Donald Trump's presidency. The elections of November 2016 maintained Republican control of both the House and Senate.

Contents

Major events[edit]

Scheduled[edit]

Party summary[edit]

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

Senate[edit]

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total Vacant
TBD
Democratic Independent Republican
End of previous Congress 44 2 54 0 100 0
Begin (January 3, 2017) 46 2 51 1* 100 0
Latest voting share 48.5% 51.5%

Note: The Louisiana election was sent into a runoff, to take place on December 10, 2016. The final seat will be decided then, although this will not affect the majority.

House of Representatives[edit]

Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total Vacant
TBD
Democratic Independent Republican
End of previous Congress 188 0 247 0 435 0
Begin (January 3, 2017) 194 0 240 1* 435 0
Latest voting share 44.7% 0% 55.6%
Non-voting members 3 1 2 0 6 0

Note: Two Louisiana districts were sent into a runoff, to take place on December 10, 2016. One of the runoffs is between two Republicans and will not affect the House composition; the other runoff is between a Democrat and Republican.

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

Majority (Republican) leadership[edit]

Minority (Democratic) leadership[edit]

Party leaders[edit]

Republican[edit]
Democratic[edit]

House of Representatives[edit]

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 Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)
Appropriations Patrick Leahy (D-VT)
Armed Services Jack Reed (D-RI)
Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
Budget Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Commerce, Science and Transportation Bill Nelson (D-FL)
Energy and Natural Resources Maria Cantwell (D-WA)
Environment and Public Works Tom Carper (D-DE)
Finance Ron Wyden (D-OR)
Foreign Relations Ben Cardin (D-MD)
Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Patty Murray (D-WA)
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Claire McCaskill (D-MO)
Judiciary Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)
Rules and Administration Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Small Business and Entrepreneurship Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)
Veterans' Affairs Jon Tester (D-MT)
Aging Bob Casey Jr. (D-PA)
Ethics Chris Coons (D-DE)
Intelligence Mark Warner (D-VA)

House of Representatives[edit]

Committee Chairman Ranking Member
Agriculture Mike Conaway (R-TX)
Appropriations Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ)
Armed Services Mac Thornberry (R-TX)
Budget Tom Price (R-GA)
Education and the Workforce Virginia Foxx (R-NC)
Energy and Commerce Greg Walden (R-OR)
Ethics Susan Brooks (R-IN)
Financial Services Jeb Hensarling (R-TX)
Foreign Affairs Ed Royce (R-CA)
Homeland Security Michael McCaul (R-TX)
House Administration Gregg Harper (R-MS)
Judiciary Bob Goodlatte (R-VA)
Natural Resources Rob Bishop (R-UT)
Oversight and Government Reform Jason Chaffetz (R-UT)
Rules Pete Sessions (R-TX)
Science, Space & Technology Lamar S. Smith (R-TX)
Small Business Steve Chabot (R-OH)
Transportation and Infrastructure Bill Shuster (R-PA)
Veterans' Affairs Phil Roe (R-TN)
Ways and Means Kevin Brady (R-TX)
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Devin Nunes (R-CA)

Joint[edit]

Committee Chairman Vice Chairman
Joint Economic Committee Pat Tiberi (R-OH) Martin Heinrich (D-NM)
Joint Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies (Special) Roy Blunt (R-MO) Chuck Schumer (D-NY)
Joint Committee on the Library
Joint Committee on Printing
Joint Committee on Taxation

Changes in membership[edit]

Senate[edit]

There have been no changes in Senate membership during this Congress.

House of Representatives[edit]

There have been no changes in House of Representatives membership during this Congress.

See also[edit]

References[edit]