Members of the United States Congress

Current and recent members of the United States Senate and House of Representatives

The US Congress is the collection of members of both houses of its legislature - the Senate and the House of Representatives. Members of the House of Representatives are elected to serve a two-year term representing the people of each person's district. Each state, regardless of its size, has at least one representative. Each member of the Senate is elected to serve a six-year term representing the people of that person's state. Each state, regardless of its size, has two senators. Senatorial terms are staggered, so every two years approximately one-third of the Senate is up for election. Each staggered group of one-third of the senators is called a 'class'. No state has both its senators in the same class. Source: Wikipedia

Data overview

Entity types:
United States1,256
Publisher:Library of Congress (United States)

The Library of Congress is an agency of the legislative branch of the U.S. government. Among other resources, The Library of Congress publishes congress.gov and the beta Congress.gov Application Programming Interface (API).

Collections:in Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) · OpenSanctions Default
Source data:api.congress.gov · JSON
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File nameExport typeSize
entities.ftm.jsonFollowTheMoney entities2.51 MB
names.txtTarget names text file18.57 KB
senzing.jsonSenzing entity format688.51 KB
statistics.jsonDataset statistics775 B
targets.nested.jsonTargets as nested JSON4.55 MB
targets.simple.csvTargets as simplified CSV223.98 KB

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Recent additions

The following targeted entities have been added to this data source most recently:

Shontel M. BrownPersonUnited States
Kevin KileyPersonUnited States
Jay ObernoltePersonUnited States
John S. DuartePersonUnited States
John JamesPersonUnited States
Maxwell FrostPersonUnited States
Ed PerlmutterPersonUnited States
Mark KellyPersonUnited States
Charles W. StenholmPersonUnited States
Katie Boyd BrittPersonUnited States
Peter MeijerPersonUnited States
Fred KellerPersonUnited States
Alan B. MollohanPersonUnited States
Bill HagertyPersonUnited States
Marie NewmanPersonUnited States