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1. 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.

2. Defeated Incumbents

Which incumbent Representatives did not win in the November 6, 2012 election for the 113th Congress?

Representative
Party
State
District
113th Congress
District
112th Congress
Baca, Joe Democrat
California
3543
Bartlett, Roscoe G.
Republican
Maryland
0606
Bass, Charles F. Republican
New Hampshire
0202
Berman, Howard L. Democrat
California
3028
Biggert, JudyRepublican
Illinois
1113
Bilbray, Brian P.
Republican
California
5250
Bono Mack, Mary Republican
California
36 45
Boswell, Leonard L.Democrat
Iowa
0303
Buerkle, Ann MarieRepublican
New York
2425
Canseco, Francisco “Quico” Republican
Texas
23 23
Chandler, BenDemocrat
Kentucky
0606
Cravaack, Chip
Republican
Minnesota
0808
Critz, Mark S.Democrat
Pennsylvania
1212
Dold, Robert J.
Republican
Illinois
10
10
Guinta, Frank C.
Republican
New Hampshire
0101
Hayworth, Nan A. S.Republican
New York
1819
Hochul, Kathleen C.
Democrat
New York
2726
Kissell, Larry
Democrat
North Carolina
0808
Landry, Jeffrey M.Republican
Louisiana
0303
Lungren, Daniel E. Republican
California
0703
Richardson, Laura Democrat
California
4437
Rivera, DavidRepublican
Florida
2625
Schilling, Robert T.Republican
Illinois
17
17
Stark, Fortney PeteDemocrat
California
15
13
Sutton, Betty Democrat
Ohio
16 13
Walsh, JoeRepublican
Illinois
0808
West, Allen B.
Republican
Florida
1822

Note: Due to Congressional redistricting several districts may have changed in the 113th Congress.

3. 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.”

4. Primary Election (Unsuccessful)

Which incumbent Representatives have been defeated in primary elections for the 113th Congress?

RepresentativePartyStateDistrictDate of Primary
1.Adams, SandyRepublicanFL248/14/2012
2.Altmire, JasonDemocratPA044/24/2012
3.Carnahan, RussDemocratMO038/07/2012
4.Clarke, HansenDemocratMI138/07/2012
5.Holden, TimDemocratPA174/24/2012
6.
Kucinich, Dennis J.DemocratOH
103/06/2012
7.Manzullo, Donald A.RepublicanIL163/20/2012
8.
Quayle, BenjaminRepublicanAZ038/28/2012
9.Reyes, SilvestreDemocratTX165/29/2012
10.Rothman, Steven R.DemocratNJ096/05/2012
11.Schmidt, JeanRepublicanOH023/06/2012
12.Stearns, CliffRepublicanFL068/14/2012
13.Sullivan, JohnRepublicanOK016/26/2012

5. Representative Qualifications

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."

6. 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.

7. Salary

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.

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