How Long Is the Term That Members of the House of Representatives Serve?

How Long Is the Term That Members of the House of Representatives Serve?

Members in the House of Representatives serve terms of two years at a time. Unlike the Office of the President, there are no limits on the number of terms a representative is permitted to serve.

Each of the 435 members of the House of Representatives runs for one two-year term at a time. If a representative wishes to continue serving in his office, he must run for re-election. Elections occur in even-numbered years, except when a special election is needed due to a vacancy. The other half of the U.S. Congress, the Senate, serves terms of six years at a time.