House of Representatives

United States of America

Qualifications

-Must be at least 25 years old.

-Must be a citizen of the U.S. for at least 7 years.

-Must be a legal resident of the state elected.

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Leadership Positions

-Speaker of the House - the most powerful leader. They can influence proceedings. They also deal with committees, scheduling bills, and they refer bills to the House.

-Majority and Minority Leaders

-Majority Leader helps plan the party's legislative program and steer bills through House.

Facts

-435 members

-Two-year terms

-Term begins January 3

-More than 90% of representatives are reelected

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