Members of House
GROUP 2 :
Mirra Saniya 071311233002
Ni Putu Bunga Levista Briliani 071311233025
Amalia Mastur 071311233036
Sri Harini Wijayanti 071311233049
Didang Alexander 071311233063
Rosalia Jasmine 071311233077
Intended to have the most important powers than
the other branch by the founders, but check and
balances system prevented the House to have an
About 435 Representatives in today’s Congress
The amount of representatives depends on the
census of US Population every ten years.
House of Representatives
Conducted on the first Tuesday in November.
Called mid-term elections for they are
assembled in the mid-way of the president's
term holding the office.
The election held in each state by the
Section 4, Article I of the Constitution :
the Times, Places and Manner of holding
elections for Senators and Representatives, shall
be prescribed in each State by the Legislature
thereof; but the Congress may at any time by law
make or alter such regulations, except as to the
places of choosing Senators
Where does the election take place?
Section 2, Article I of the US Constitution
Qualifications to be a Representatives :
1. At-least twenty-five years old.
2. Have been a citizen of USA for the past seven
3. A resident of the state that they are
Anyone who meet the qualifications.
New-comers are welcome, but incumbent have
more chance to be reelected in the upcoming
Who could apply?
After the public campaign, legislature held the
election on each state.
Amendment XIV on Section 2, Article I of the US
“the number of Representatives shall not exceed one
for every thirty-thousand, but each State shall have
at least one Representative”
Representatives elected by the people from the
state and represent the people in their specific
state by introducing bills and serving on
Since 1980s, new comers had lower chance to be
elected compared to the incumbents.
Certain pattern of background of the elected
members : white, educated, and from a moneyed
Small percentage of women and minority groups in
the House numbers of minorities who do not
vote is rising.