Dean of the House
Who is currently the longest serving Member in the United States House of Representatives for the 113th Congress?
Representative John Dingell of the 12th District of Michigan is the Dean of the House, having served over 60 years; he began his service on December 13, 1955 and continues to serve to the present day.
Which incumbent Representatives did not win in the November 6, 2012 election for the 113th Congress?
|Representative ||Party |
|Baca, Joe ||Democrat |
|Bartlett, Roscoe G.||Republican|
|Bass, Charles F. ||Republican|
|Berman, Howard L. ||Democrat |
|Bilbray, Brian P.||Republican|
|Bono Mack, Mary ||Republican|
|Boswell, Leonard L.||Democrat |
|Buerkle, Ann Marie||Republican|
|Canseco, Francisco “Quico” ||Republican|
|Chandler, Ben||Democrat |
|Cravaack, Chip ||Republican|
|Critz, Mark S.||Democrat|
|Dold, Robert J.||Republican|
|Guinta, Frank C.||Republican |
|Hayworth, Nan A. S.||Republican|
|Hochul, Kathleen C. ||Democrat|
|Kissell, Larry ||Democrat |
|Landry, Jeffrey M.||Republican|
|Lungren, Daniel E. ||Republican|
|Richardson, Laura ||Democrat |
|Rivera, David||Republican |
|Schilling, Robert T.||Republican|
|17 ||17 |
|Stark, Fortney Pete||Democrat|
|Sutton, Betty || Democrat |
|West, Allen B.||Republican|
Note: Due to Congressional redistricting several districts may have changed in the 113th Congress.
Oath of Office
What does the Oath of Office state?
The Speaker of the House administers the oath of office as follows:
“I, (name of Member), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.”
Primary Election (Unsuccessful)
Which incumbent Representatives have been defeated in primary elections for the 113th Congress?
| ||Representative||Party||State||District||Date of Primary |
|6. ||Kucinich, Dennis J.||Democrat||OH||10||3/06/2012|
|7.||Manzullo, Donald A.||Republican||IL||16||3/20/2012|
|10.||Rothman, Steven R.||Democrat||NJ||09||6/05/2012|
What are the terms and qualifications for a Member of the United States House of Representatives?
Candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives must be at least twenty-five years old, a resident of the state they wish to represent, and a U.S. citizen for at least seven years. Members of the U.S. House of Representatives are elected every two years for a two-year term.
As set forth in Article I, Section 2, of the United States Constitution
, "The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second year by the People of the several States. . ." Furthermore, "No Person shall be a Representative who shall not have attained to the Age of twenty five Years, and been seven Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State in which he shall be chosen."
Which Representatives of the 113th Congress have resigned?
| 1. ||Emerson, Jo Ann||Republican ||Missouri||08||1/22/2013|
|2.||Jackson, Jesse L., Jr.1||Democrat ||Illinois||02||11/21/2012|
|3.||Scott, Tim2 ||Republican ||South Carolina ||01||1/2/2013|
-The Honorable Jesse L. Jackson, Jr. resigned from the 112th Congress on November 21, 2012, and announced he would not serve in the 113th Congress.2
-The Honorable Tim Scott resigned from the 112th Congress on January 2, 2013, and announced he would not serve in the 113th Congress.
Résumé of Congressional Activity
Where can I find the Résumé of Congressional Activity?
The Résumé of Congressional Activity from the 80th through the present Congress is available on the Clerk of the House website.
What is the salary for Members of Congress in the 113th Congress?
According to a Congressional Research Service Report
as of January 15, 2013, the current base salary for all Members of Congress is $174,000.