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115th United States Congress

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Senate Pres. pro tem:  Orrin Hatch (R)
Senate Majority:  Republican
House Speaker:  Paul Ryan (R)
House Majority:  Republican
115th United States Congress
Senate President  Joe Biden (D) until January 20, 2017 Mike Pence (R) since January 20, 2017
Members:  100 Senators 435 Representatives 6 Non-voting members

The One Hundred Fifteenth United States Congress is the current meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, composed of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. It is scheduled to meet 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 the Trump presidency. The elections of November 2016 maintained Republican control of both the House and Senate.


Major events

  • January 5, 2017: House of Representatives condemned United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334.
  • January 6, 2017: Joint Session counted and certified the Electoral Votes of the 2016 presidential election
  • January 11–12, 2017: Senate, in an all-night session, took first steps to repeal the Affordable Care Act, (ACA). The final vote was 51 to 48 to approve a budget resolution to allow "broad swaths of the Affordable Care Act to be repealed through a process known as budget reconciliation."
  • January 20, 2017: Inauguration of President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.
  • February 7, 2017: The Vice President cast the tie-breaking vote to confirm Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education. This was the first time in United States history that a cabinet confirmation was tied in the Senate and required a tie-breaking vote.
  • Party summary

    Resignations and new members are discussed in the "Changes in membership" section, below.


    [ Section contents: Senate: Majority (R), Minority (D) • House: Majority (R), Minority (D) ]


  • President: Joe Biden (D), until January 20, 2017
  • Mike Pence (R), from January 20, 2017
  • President pro tempore: Orrin Hatch (R)
  • President pro tempore emeritus: Patrick Leahy (D)
  • Majority (Republican) leadership

  • Majority Leader: Mitch McConnell
  • Assistant Majority Leader: John Cornyn
  • Minority (Democratic) leadership

  • Minority Leader: Chuck Schumer
  • Minority Whip: Dick Durbin
  • Assistant Minority Leader: Patty Murray
  • Chief Deputy Whip: Jeff Merkley
  • Party leaders

  • Conference Chairman: John Thune
  • Conference Vice Chair: Roy Blunt
  • Campaign Committee Chair: Cory Gardner
  • Policy Committee Chairman: John Barrasso
  • Democratic
  • Caucus Chair: Chuck Schumer
  • Policy Committee Chair: Debbie Stabenow
  • Caucus Vice Chairs: Mark Warner and Elizabeth Warren
  • Caucus Secretary: Tammy Baldwin
  • Campaign Committee Chair: Chris Van Hollen
  • Policy Committee Vice Chair: Joe Manchin
  • Steering Committee Chair: Amy Klobuchar
  • Outreach Chair: Bernie Sanders
  • House of Representatives

  • Speaker: Paul Ryan (R)
  • Majority (Republican) leadership

  • Majority Leader: Kevin McCarthy
  • Majority Whip: Steve Scalise
  • Minority (Democratic) leadership

  • Minority Leader: Nancy Pelosi
  • Minority Whip: Steny Hoyer
  • Assistant Minority Leader: Jim Clyburn
  • Party leaders

  • Conference Chair: Cathy McMorris Rodgers
  • Conference Vice-Chair: Doug Collins
  • Conference Secretary: Jason T. Smith
  • Campaign Committee Chairman: Steve Stivers
  • Policy Committee Chairman: Luke Messer
  • Democratic
  • Caucus Chairman: Joseph Crowley
  • Caucus Vice-Chairman: Linda Sánchez
  • Campaign Committee Chairman: Ben Ray Luján
  • Steering and Policy Committee Co-Chairs: Rosa DeLauro and Eric Swalwell
  • Organization, Study, and Review Chairman: TBD
  • Policy and Communications Chairmen: Cheri Bustos, David Cicilline, and Hakeem Jeffries
  • Senate

    The numbers refer to their Senate classes. All of the class 3 seats were contested in the November 2016 elections.

    House of Representatives

    All 435 seats were filled by election on November 8, 2016.


    [Section contents: Senate, House, Joint ]
    Listed alphabetically by chamber, including Chairman and Ranking Member.


    115th United States Congress Wikipedia

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