The number of Democrats serving in the U.S. House of Representatives changes with each election cycle, but as of April 2014, only 199 Democrats hold elected office in this Congressional chamber. Democrats are the minority party out of 435 members.
Members of the House of Representatives serve two-year terms and are elected to represent residents of districts within a single state. The congressional districts are apportioned to states by population. The United States Census results determine the official population of each state, which is further divided by districts. Each state must have at least one representative, but most states have several.Learn More
A Blue Dog Democrat is a member of the Democratic party in the U.S. House of Representatives whose political philosophy tends to be more moderate or conservative than those of the more liberal Democrats in the body. Blue Dog Democrats strongly advocate for fiscal responsibility over increased government spending.Full Answer >
There are 435 members in the House of Representatives, as prescribed by law since 1913. Commonly referred to as The House, it is one of two legislative bodies that make up the United States Congress, the other being the Senate.Full Answer >
As of 2014, there is only one black governor in the United States. Deval Patrick is the only African-American governor, and according to About.com, is only the second African-American governor in the history of the United States.Full Answer >
As of March 26, 2014, the U.S. House of Representatives is controlled by a Republican majority. The Republicans control a total of 233 seats.Full Answer >