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The 115th United States Congress convened on January 3, 2017 and will adjourn January 3, 2019.
In the House of Representatives, there are 241 Republicans, 194 Democrats. The Senate has 52 Republicans, 46 Democrats, and 2 Independents, who both caucus with the Democrats.
The dominant professions of Members are public service/politics, business, and law. Most Members identify as Christians, and Protestants collectively constitute the majority religious affiliation. Roman Catholics account for the largest single religious denomination, and numerous other affiliations are represented. 

Members of the House of Representatives include: 241 Republicans, 194 Democrats and 0 Independents. There are 248 Men and 83 Women.  There are 339 White, 46 Black, 33 Hispanic, 10 and 3 other races represented.
Members of the Senate included: 52 Republicans, 46 Democrats and 2 Independents. There are 78 Men and 21 Women. There are 90 White, 3 Black, 4 Hispanic and 3Asian races represented.

Key Personnel 115th Congress:

United States Senate
President of the Senate: Vice President Mike Pence (R-IN)
Senate Majority leader: Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
Senate Minority leader: Chuck Schumer (D-NY)
Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee: Thad Cochran (R-MS)
Chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee: John McCain (R-AZ)

United States House of Representatives
House Speaker: Paul Ryan (R-WI)
House Majority Leader: Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)
House Minority Leader: Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
House Minority Whip: Steny Hoyer (D-MD)
Chair of the House Appropriation Committee: Rodney P. Frelinghuysen (R-NJ)
Chair of the House Armed Services Committee: Mac Thornberry (R-TX)

Florida’s Members of Congress 115th:
Senators Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Marco Rubio (R-FL)
Florida has 16 Republicans and 11 Democrats in the House of Representatives.  Congratulations to Members of Congress from our surrounding districts: Republicans John Rutherford (4th) and John Mica (7th) and Democrat Al Lawson (3rd). Keep their contact information available should military related issues arise.

Military Service: At least 12 new veterans will be joining the 115th Congress, including seven who served in Iraq or Afghanistan. This brings a total of 82 veterans in the House of Representatives, 18 are Democrats and 64 Republicans.

Two other impressive veterans are Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and Senator Jim Webb (D-VA). Senator McCain served in Vietnam as a naval aviator. He was captured and tortured as a prisoner of war for six-years. Senator Jim Webb, a Marine Corps veteran, served who in Vietnam as platoon commander with Delta Company, 1st Battalion 5th Marines. He is a highly decorated Marine who also received two Purple Hearts.