house of represenatives

of the united states

qualifications

Must be 25 years of age

must be a citizen of the united states for at least 7 years

and be legal resident of the state they elect

benefits

franklin privilege

sets own salaries

not able to give himself a raise

have "diplomatic immunity"

leadership position

1. organizing party members

2. schedule the work of the house

3. making certain law makers are present got key floor votes

4.distributing and collecting information

5.keeping the house in touch with the president

6. influencing lawmakers to support the policies

congressional specific & responsibilities

census

redistricting

gerry manding