|115th United States Congress|
United States Capitol (March 2016)
|January 3, 2017 – January 3, 2019|
|Senate President||Joe Biden (D)
until January 20, 2017
Mike Pence (R)
since January 20, 2017
|Senate Pres. pro tem||Orrin Hatch (R)|
|House Speaker||Paul Ryan (R)|
6 non-voting delegates
|1st: January 3, 2017 – present|
The One Hundred Fifteenth United States Congress is the current meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, composed of the Senate and the House of Representatives. It meets in Washington, D.C. from January 3, 2017, to January 3, 2019, during the final weeks of the Obama presidency and the first two years of Donald Trump's presidency. The November 2016 elections maintained Republican control of both the House and Senate.
(shading indicates majority caucus)
|End of previous Congress||44||2||54||100||0|
|Begin (January 3, 2017)||46||2||52||100||0|
|February 8, 2017[note 1]||51||99||1|
|February 9, 2017[note 2]||52||100||0|
|Latest voting share||48.0%||52.0%|
(shading indicates majority caucus)
|End of previous Congress||187||0||246||433||2|
|Begin (January 3, 2017)||194||0||241||435||0|
|January 23, 2017[note 3]||240||434||1|
|January 24, 2017[note 4]||193||433||2|
|February 10, 2017[note 5]||239||432||3|
|February 16, 2017[note 6]||238||431||4|
|March 1, 2017[note 7]||237||430||5|
|April 11, 2017[note 8]||238||431||4|
|May 25, 2017[note 9]||239||432||3|
|June 6, 2017[note 10]||194||433||2|
|June 20, 2017[note 11]||241||435||0|
|June 30, 2017[note 12]||240||434||1|
|October 21, 2017[note 13]||239||433||2|
|Latest voting share||45%||0%||55%|
The 115th Congress has the highest average age compared to any other Congress in recent history. The average age of the members in the House of Representatives is 57.8 years, while the average age of the members in the Senate is 61.8 years.
The most common occupation of Senators prior to election was law, followed by public service/politics, then business. In the House of Representatives, business is the dominant prior occupation, followed by public service/politics, and finally law.
Currently 94.1% of House members and 100% of Senators have a bachelor's degree or higher, a historically high level of education for a United States Congress. In addition, 167 members of the House and 55 Members of the Senate have a law degree. Only 18 members of Congress have no college education.
The extent of racial diversity in the 115th Congress is 52 African American members, 45 Hispanic or Latino members, 18 members of Asian, South Asian, or Pacific Islander ancestry, 2 members of Native American ancestry, the remaining 418 members of Congress are White.
Currently, there are seven openly LGBT members serving in Congress. Tammy Baldwin, Jared Polis, Sean Patrick Maloney, Mark Takano, and Mark Pocan are all openly gay, while Kyrsten Sinema is openly bisexual.
The Majority of the 115th Congress is religious and 90.7% of those religious members are Christian. Approximately half of the Christian members are Protestant. Other religious faiths of Congress members include Jewish, Buddhist, Muslim, and Hindu.
The numbers refer to their Senate classes. All of the class 3 seats were contested in the November 2016 elections. In this Congress, Class 1 meant their term ended with this Congress, requiring re-election in 2018; Class 2 meant their term began in the last Congress, requiring re-election in 2020; and Class 3 meant their term began in this Congress, requiring re-election in 2022.
All 435 seats were filled by the regular elections on November 8, 2016, or subsequent special elections thereafter.
Listed alphabetically by chamber, including Chairman and Ranking Member.
|Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry||Roberts, PatPat Roberts (R-KS)||Stabenow, DebbieDebbie Stabenow (D-MI)|
|Appropriations||Cochran, ThadThad Cochran (R-MS)||Leahy, PatrickPatrick Leahy (D-VT)|
|Armed Services||McCain, JohnJohn McCain (R-AZ)||Reed, JackJack Reed (D-RI)|
|Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs||Crapo, MikeMike Crapo (R-ID)||Brown, SherrodSherrod Brown (D-OH)|
|Budget||Enzi, MikeMike Enzi (R-WY)||Sanders, BernieBernie Sanders (I-VT)|
|Commerce, Science and Transportation||Thune, JohnJohn Thune (R-SD)||Nelson, BillBill Nelson (D-FL)|
|Energy and Natural Resources||Murkowski, LisaLisa Murkowski (R-AK)||Cantwell, MariaMaria Cantwell (D-WA)|
|Environment and Public Works||Barrasso, JohnJohn Barrasso (R-WY)||Carper, TomTom Carper (D-DE)|
|Finance||Hatch, OrrinOrrin Hatch (R-UT)||Wyden, RonRon Wyden (D-OR)|
|Foreign Relations||Corker, BobBob Corker (R-TN)||Cardin, BenBen Cardin (D-MD)|
|Health, Education, Labor and Pensions||Alexander, LamarLamar Alexander (R-TN)||Murray, PattyPatty Murray (D-WA)|
|Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs||Johnson, RonRon Johnson (R-WI)||McCaskill, ClaireClaire McCaskill (D-MO)|
|Indian Affairs||Hoeven, JohnJohn Hoeven (R-ND)||Udall, TomTom Udall (D-NM)|
|Judiciary||Grassley, ChuckChuck Grassley (R-IA)||Feinstein, DianneDianne Feinstein (D-CA)|
|Rules and Administration||Shelby, RichardRichard Shelby (R-AL)||Klobuchar, AmyAmy Klobuchar (D-MN)|
|Small Business and Entrepreneurship||Risch, JimJim Risch (R-ID)||Shaheen, JeanneJeanne Shaheen (D-NH)|
|Veterans' Affairs||Isakson, JohnnyJohnny Isakson (R-GA)||Tester, JonJon Tester (D-MT)|
|Aging||Collins, SusanSusan Collins (R-ME)||Casey Jr., BobBob Casey Jr. (D-PA)|
|Ethics||Isakson, JohnnyJohnny Isakson (R-GA)||Coons, ChrisChris Coons (D-DE)|
|Intelligence||Burr, RichardRichard Burr (R-NC)||Warner, MarkMark Warner (D-VA)|
|Narcotics||Grassley, ChuckChuck Grassley (R-IA)||Feinstein, DianneDianne Feinstein (D-CA)|
|Agriculture||Conaway, MikeMike Conaway (R-TX)||Peterson, CollinCollin Peterson (D-MN)|
|Appropriations||Frelinghuysen, RodneyRodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ)||Lowey, NitaNita Lowey (D-NY)|
|Armed Services||Thornberry, MacMac Thornberry (R-TX)||Smith, AdamAdam Smith (D-WA)|
|Budget||Black, DianeDiane Black (R-TN)||Yarmuth, JohnJohn Yarmuth (D-KY)|
|Education and the Workforce||Foxx, VirginiaVirginia Foxx (R-NC)||Scott, BobbyBobby Scott (D-VA)|
|Energy and Commerce||Walden, GregGreg Walden (R-OR)||Pallone, FrankFrank Pallone (D-NJ)|
|Ethics||Brooks, SusanSusan Brooks (R-IN)||Deutch, TedTed Deutch (D-FL)|
|Financial Services||Hensarling, JebJeb Hensarling (R-TX)||Waters, MaxineMaxine Waters (D-CA)|
|Foreign Affairs||Royce, EdEd Royce (R-CA)||Engel, EliotEliot Engel (D-NY)|
|Homeland Security||McCaul, MichaelMichael McCaul (R-TX)||Thompson, BennieBennie Thompson (D-MS)|
|House Administration||Harper, GreggGregg Harper (R-MS)||Brady, BobBob Brady (D-PA)|
|Judiciary||Goodlatte, BobBob Goodlatte (R-VA)||Conyers, JohnJohn Conyers (D-MI)|
|Natural Resources||Bishop, RobRob Bishop (R-UT)||Grijalva, RaúlRaúl Grijalva (D-AZ)|
|Oversight and Government Reform||Gowdy, TreyTrey Gowdy (R-SC)||Cummings, ElijahElijah Cummings (D-MD)|
|Rules||Sessions, PetePete Sessions (R-TX)||Slaughter, LouiseLouise Slaughter (D-NY)|
|Science, Space & Technology||Smith, Lamar S.Lamar S. Smith (R-TX)||Johnson, Eddie BerniceEddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX)|
|Small Business||Chabot, SteveSteve Chabot (R-OH)||Velázquez, NydiaNydia Velázquez (D-NY)|
|Transportation and Infrastructure||Shuster, BillBill Shuster (R-PA)||DeFazio, PeterPeter DeFazio (D-OR)|
|Veterans' Affairs||Roe, PhilPhil Roe (R-TN)||Walz, TimTim Walz (D-MN)|
|Ways and Means||Brady, KevinKevin Brady (R-TX)||Neal, RichardRichard Neal (D-MA)|
|Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence||Nunes, DevinDevin Nunes (R-CA)||Schiff, AdamAdam Schiff (D-CA)|
|Committee||Chairman||Ranking Member||Vice Chairman||Vice Ranking Member|
|Economic||Rep. Tiberi, PatPat Tiberi (R-OH)||Sen. Heinrich, MartinMartin Heinrich (D-NM)||Sen. Lee, MikeMike Lee (R-UT)||Rep. Maloney, CarolynCarolyn Maloney (D-NY)|
|Inaugural Ceremonies||Sen. Blunt, RoyRoy Blunt (R-MO)||Rep. Pelosi, NancyNancy Pelosi (D-CA)||Rep. Ryan, PaulPaul Ryan (R-WI)||Sen. Schumer, ChuckChuck Schumer (D-NY)|
|The Library||Sen. Blunt, RoyRoy Blunt (R-MO)||Sen. Klobuchar, AmyAmy Klobuchar (D-MN)||Sen. Shelby, RichardRichard Shelby (R-AL)||Rep. Brady, BobBob Brady (D-PA)|
|Printing||Sen. Shelby, RichardRichard Shelby (R-AL)||Rep. Brady, BobBob Brady (D-PA)||Sen. Blunt, RoyRoy Blunt (R-MO)||Sen. Klobuchar, AmyAmy Klobuchar (D-MN)|
|Taxation||Rep. Brady, KevinKevin Brady (R-TX)||Sen. Wyden, RonRon Wyden (D-OR)||Sen. Hatch, OrrinOrrin Hatch (R-UT)||Rep. Neal, RichardRichard Neal (D-MA)|
|Vacator||Reason for change||Successor||Date of successor's
|Resigned February 8, 2017, to become U.S. Attorney General.
An interim successor was appointed February 9, 2017.
|February 9, 2017|
|Lost nomination to finish the term.
A special election will be held December 12, 2017 to finish the term.
|District||Vacator||Reason for change||Successor||Date successor
|Kansas's 4th||Pompeo, MikeMike Pompeo
|Resigned January 23, 2017, to become Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
A special election was held April 11, 2017.
|Estes, RonRon Estes
|April 25, 2017|
|California's 34th||Becerra, XavierXavier Becerra
|Resigned January 24, 2017, to become Attorney General of California.
A special election was held June 6, 2017.
|Gomez, JimmyJimmy Gomez
|July 11, 2017|
|Georgia's 6th||Price, TomTom Price
|Resigned February 10, 2017, to become U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services.
A special election was held June 20, 2017.
|Handel, KarenKaren Handel
|June 26, 2017|
|South Carolina's 5th||Mulvaney, MickMick Mulvaney
|Resigned February 16, 2017, to become Director of the Office of Management and Budget.
A special election was held June 20, 2017.
|Norman, RalphRalph Norman
|June 26, 2017|
|Montana's at-large||Zinke, RyanRyan Zinke
|Resigned March 1, 2017, to become U.S. Secretary of the Interior.
A special election was held May 25, 2017.
|Gianforte, GregGreg Gianforte
|June 21, 2017|
|Utah's 3rd||Chaffetz, JasonJason Chaffetz
|Resigned June 30, 2017.
A special election will be held November 7, 2017.
|Pennsylvania's 18th||Murphy, TimTim Murphy
|Resigned October 21, 2017.
A special election will be held at a time to be determined.
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