How many members of Congress are from each state?


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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.

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The number of representatives in the House of Representatives is not established by the U.S. Constitution; instead, it is set by the Congress itself through legislation. The House of Representatives has consisted of 435 members since 1913. There were 65 members of the House of Representatives when the first session of Congress convened in 1789.

The state of California has the most members of the House with 53, while seven other states have only one member serving at large, representing the entire state.

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