As of January of 2015, the most powerful member of the House of Representatives is John Boehner, the speaker of the house, and the vice president of the United States, Joseph Biden Jr., is the president of the Senate. Mitch McConnell is the majority leader of the Senate while the minority leader of the Senate is Harry Reid. The legislative branch of the federal government, namely, Congress, comprises the two bodies: the House of Representatives and the Senate.Continue Reading
All 435 members of the House of Representatives are elected to a 2-year term, and the number from each state depends on the state's population size. Nancy Pelosi, Democrat; Barbara Lee, Democrat; Tom McClintock, Republican; and Paul Cook, Republican, to name a few, are representatives for California. Charles B. Rangel, Democrat; Lee Zeldin, Republican; and Sean Patrick Maloney, Democrat, to name a few, are representatives for New York.
The Senate is made up of 100 members which eqautes to two for each of the 50 states. For example, Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer are the senators for California. Kirsten Gillibrand, allegedly the first congressional member ever to post daily meetings online every day, and Chuck Schumer are the senators for New York.Learn more about Branches of Government