Who Represents us?

- Federal Government -

The White House has dedicated resources to learn more about members of the President's Cabinet.

The Senate

Every state, regardless of its size or population, is granted equal representation in the Senate. This ensures that even the smallest states have a powerful voice in the legislative process.

These are your Senators:

Originally, the U.S. Constitution provided for senators to be chosen by state legislatures. However, this system led to frequent vacancies in the Senate due to deadlocks within state governments, allegations of corruption, and a perception that senators were more beholden to political machines and special interests than to the public's will.

Responding to these concerns and a growing populist movement that called for greater direct democracy, the 17th Amendment was ratified in 1913, mandating the direct election of senators by the people of each state. This change aimed to make the Senate more accountable to the public and reduce undue influences from state political establishments and powerful interests.

While equal representation in the Senate balances the proportional representation of the House, it also introduces challenges. Larger states, with diverse and dense populations, often feel underrepresented, as their two senators hold the same legislative weight as those from states with significantly smaller populations. This can lead to conflicts in policy priorities, with rural interests sometimes overshadowing urban concerns, or vice versa.

With staggered elections, where one-third of the Senate is up for reelection every two years, the Senate remains a dynamic institution, continually evolving in response to the nation's needs and aspirations.

The House of Representatives

Representation in the House is based on the population of each state, ensuring proportional representation in the legislature. As mandated by the U.S. Constitution, representatives are elected by the people for two-year terms, leading to the entire House being up for reelection every two years.

This is your House Rep.:

Originally, the House was intended to expand alongside the nation's growing population. Yet, in 1929, the Permanent Apportionment Act fixed the number of representatives at 435, resulting in disparities in representation as some districts now encompass significantly larger populations than others. Despite its design to be the chamber most attuned to the populace, these disparities and other challenges, such as Gerrymandering, have ignited discussions about the House's effectiveness in its role and potential avenues for reform.

- State Government -

State Legislature

*If you don't see your State Reps., make sure you're searching with a full mailing address. Some data doesn't show up for zipcode searches alone.*

State Supreme Court

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- City Government -

Who represents YOU at the Federal, State, and Local level?
This free tool uses publically available data. While it should be up to date, the most accurate information can always be found at Senate.gov, House.gov and your official local and state websites.