The United States House of Representatives

The United States House of Representatives

Section 2 of the United States Constitution dictates that membership in the House of Representatives is apportioned to the population of each state, with each state having at least one seat. The decennial congressional district reapportionment process that follows each official census ensures that this representation stays in balance within its membership ceiling of 435 Representatives. These representatives are elected biannually for two-year terms, with elections held in even-numbered years.

19 House of Representatives members have also served as president, and 17 House Members have served on the U.S. Supreme Court.

With respect to legislative activity involving Social Security, the House has a specific responsibility as defined in the United States Constitution. Article I, Section 7 of the Constitution states that: “All bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills.”

Listed in the following pages are those House of Representatives members having a direct relationship to legislative activities concerning Social Security.

Click here for The House Ways and Means Committee

Click here for Subcommittee on Social Security

Click here for Remaining Members of the House Ways and Means Committee




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