Members of the House of Representatives are elected for 2-year terms. The election for these positions in the United States Congress are held in even numbered years. Each candidate must meet a set of requirements to be able to run for election.Continue Reading
The requirements state that a potential candidate be a minimum of 25 years old, be a citizen of the U.S. for a minimum of 7 years and be a legal resident of the state that they are campaigning to represent to be allowed to run for election. If any of these three requirements are not met, then the candidate is not eligible to run for the House.
The number of seats allotted to each state in the House is determined by its population. California has the highest number of seats with 53 due to its high population, but smaller states like Alaska only have one seat.Learn more about Branches of Government
The number of representatives from each state in the House of Representatives varies based upon the state's population, with a total of 435 members, as of 2015. The U.S. Constitution sets the number of senators from each state at two, meaning that the U.S. Senate has 100 members.Full Answer >
As of 2015, 36 of the 435 congressional representatives in the U.S. House of Representatives are from Texas. Of the 36 representatives, 11 belong to the Democratic party while 25 are Republican, including Joe Barton, who is the longest-serving representative from the state.Full Answer >
There are 435 representatives in the U.S. House of Representatives. It also includes six nonvoting members: a resident commissioner from Puerto Rico and five delegates from the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa and the Northern Mariana Islands.Full Answer >
Aaron Schock served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 2008 until 2015. Schock, the representative for Illinois' 18th congressional district, resigned in March 2015, following media inquiries into allegedly inappropriate reimbursements, as well as other potentially unethical behavior.Full Answer >