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Where can you find a list of members of the U.S. House of Representatives?

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The U.S. House of Representatives' website has a list of its 435 full members and six other members. Click on the "Find Your Representative" link on the home page, then "Directory of Representatives" in the Resources section. Information about each member is available by clicking the link with individual's name.

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Members and delegates are listed by their district number (or at-large status in states with only one House member or delegate), political party, office location and telephone number, and committee assignments.

One delegate each represents the District of Columbia and four territories: American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Puerto Rico's member is called a resident commissioner. These six participate in committees and legislative debate but cannot vote on legislation.

A 1929 federal law set the size of the House at 435 seats. The Constitution, in 1787, determined that states would have a minimum of one representative and districts within a state be represented by one member for every 30,000 residents. It did not specify a maximum number of members. The number of representatives each state receives is based on the Census; the House used the 2010 Census to apportion state representation for 2013 to 2022. State legislatures determine the boundaries of each district.

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