113th United States Congress
|113th United States Congress|
The One Hundred Thirteenth United States Congress was a meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, from January 3, 2013 to January 3, 2015. It was composed of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives based on the results of the 2012 Senate elections and the 2012 House elections. The seats in the House were apportioned based on the 2010 United States Census. It first met in Washington, D.C. on January 3, 2013, and it ended on January 3, 2015. Senators elected to regular terms in 2008 were in the last two years of those terms during this Congress.
Widespread public dissatisfaction with the institution increased over its second year, and some commentators have ranked it among the worst in United States congressional history. According to a Gallup Poll released in August 2014, the 113th Congress had the highest disapproval rating of any Congress since 1974, when data first started being collected: 83% of Americans surveyed said that they disapproved of the job Congress was doing, while only 13% said that they approved. In October 2013, during the government shutdown, this decreased to 10% approval according to several polls.
At its outset, this Congress had 43 African American members (all but one in the House of Representatives), and a record high number of female (100) and LGBT (8) members. Nineteen percent of its members had active duty military service background, which was down from 80% in 1977.
- 1 Major events
- 2 Major legislation
- 3 Party summary
- 4 Leadership
- 5 Caucuses
- 6 Members
- 6.1 Senate
- 6.1.1 Alabama
- 6.1.2 Alaska
- 6.1.3 Arizona
- 6.1.4 Arkansas
- 6.1.5 California
- 6.1.6 Colorado
- 6.1.7 Connecticut
- 6.1.8 Delaware
- 6.1.9 Florida
- 6.1.10 Georgia
- 6.1.11 Hawaii
- 6.1.12 Idaho
- 6.1.13 Illinois
- 6.1.14 Indiana
- 6.1.15 Iowa
- 6.1.16 Kansas
- 6.1.17 Kentucky
- 6.1.18 Louisiana
- 6.1.19 Maine
- 6.1.20 Maryland
- 6.1.21 Massachusetts
- 6.1.22 Michigan
- 6.1.23 Minnesota
- 6.1.24 Mississippi
- 6.1.25 Missouri
- 6.1.26 Montana
- 6.1.27 Nebraska
- 6.1.28 Nevada
- 6.1.29 New Hampshire
- 6.1.30 New Jersey
- 6.1.31 New Mexico
- 6.1.32 New York
- 6.1.33 North Carolina
- 6.1.34 North Dakota
- 6.1.35 Ohio
- 6.1.36 Oklahoma
- 6.1.37 Oregon
- 6.1.38 Pennsylvania
- 6.1.39 Rhode Island
- 6.1.40 South Carolina
- 6.1.41 South Dakota
- 6.1.42 Tennessee
- 6.1.43 Texas
- 6.1.44 Utah
- 6.1.45 Vermont
- 6.1.46 Virginia
- 6.1.47 Washington
- 6.1.48 West Virginia
- 6.1.49 Wisconsin
- 6.1.50 Wyoming
- 6.2 House of Representatives
- 6.2.1 Alabama
- 6.2.2 Alaska
- 6.2.3 Arizona
- 6.2.4 Arkansas
- 6.2.5 California
- 6.2.6 Colorado
- 6.2.7 Connecticut
- 6.2.8 Delaware
- 6.2.9 Florida
- 6.2.10 Georgia
- 6.2.11 Hawaii
- 6.2.12 Idaho
- 6.2.13 Illinois
- 6.2.14 Indiana
- 6.2.15 Iowa
- 6.2.16 Kansas
- 6.2.17 Kentucky
- 6.2.18 Louisiana
- 6.2.19 Maine
- 6.2.20 Maryland
- 6.2.21 Massachusetts
- 6.2.22 Michigan
- 6.2.23 Minnesota
- 6.2.24 Mississippi
- 6.2.25 Missouri
- 6.2.26 Montana
- 6.2.27 Nebraska
- 6.2.28 Nevada
- 6.2.29 New Hampshire
- 6.2.30 New Jersey
- 6.2.31 New Mexico
- 6.2.32 New York
- 6.2.33 North Carolina
- 6.2.34 North Dakota
- 6.2.35 Ohio
- 6.2.36 Oklahoma
- 6.2.37 Oregon
- 6.2.38 Pennsylvania
- 6.2.39 Rhode Island
- 6.2.40 South Carolina
- 6.2.41 South Dakota
- 6.2.42 Tennessee
- 6.2.43 Texas
- 6.2.44 Utah
- 6.2.45 Vermont
- 6.2.46 Virginia
- 6.2.47 Washington
- 6.2.48 West Virginia
- 6.2.49 Wisconsin
- 6.2.50 Wyoming
- 6.2.51 Non-voting members
- 6.1 Senate
- 7 Changes in membership
- 8 Committees
- 9 Employees
- 10 See also
- 11 References
- 12 External links
- January 3, 2013: Election of Speaker. Incumbent Speaker John Boehner was re-elected despite the largest number of defections in the vote for speaker since at least 1991.
- January 4, 2013: Joint session to count the Electoral College votes for the 2012 presidential election.
- January 20–21, 2013: Second inauguration of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. The terms began January 20, but because that was a Sunday, the Joint Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies scheduled the inauguration ceremony for the next day.
- February 12, 2013: Joint session to hear the 2013 State of the Union Address.
- March 6–7, 2013: Senator Rand Paul led a filibuster of the nomination of John O. Brennan for Director of the Central Intelligence Agency with a 12-hour, 52-minute speech.
- June 5, 2013: The first media reports of Edward Snowden's surveillance disclosures surfaced in the media.
- June 25, 2013: The Supreme Court struck down section 4(b) of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 in Shelby County v. Holder, ending the need for some counties and states to receive "preclearance" from the Justice Department before changing election laws.
- June 26, 2013: The Supreme Court struck down section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act in United States v. Windsor, forcing the federal government to acknowledge same-sex marriages granted under the laws of states.
- July 16, 2013: The Senate reached a deal to allow some presidential nominations to come to a vote, avoiding the "Nuclear option" for filibuster reform.
- September 24–25, 2013: Senator Ted Cruz delivered a 21-hour, 19-minute speech, one of the longest in Senate history, in opposition to the Affordable Care Act. Cruz's speech was not a filibuster, as it delayed no vote.
- October 1–17, 2013: The United States federal government was shut down as most routine operations were curtailed after Congress failed to enact legislation appropriating funds for fiscal year 2014, or a continuing resolution for the interim authorization of appropriations for fiscal year 2014.
- October 3, 2013: United States Capitol shooting incident
- November 21, 2013: In a 52-48 vote, the Senate ended the use of the filibuster on all executive branch nominees, as well as on most judicial nominees. The filibuster remained in place for Supreme Court nominees and for legislation.
- November 4, 2014: United States elections, 2014, including United States Senate elections, 2014 and United States House of Representatives elections, 2014.
- March 7, 2013: Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013, Pub.L. 113–4
- March 13, 2013: Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act of 2013, Pub.L. 113–5
- March 26, 2013: 2013 United States federal budget (as Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013), Pub.L. 113–6
- June 3, 2013: Stolen Valor Act of 2013, Pub.L. 113–12
- August 9, 2013: Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013, Pub.L. 113–23
- August 9, 2013: Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act of 2013, Pub.L. 113–28
- September 30, 2013: Pay Our Military Act, Pub.L. 113–39
- November 27, 2013: Drug Quality and Security Act, Pub.L. 113–54
- December 26, 2013: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014, Pub.L. 113–66
- January 17, 2014: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014, Pub.L. 113–76
- February 7, 2014: Agricultural Act of 2014, Pub.L. 113–79
- March 21, 2014: Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014, Pub.L. 113–89
- April 3, 2014: Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act, Pub.L. 113–94
- April 3, 2014: Support for the Sovereignty, Integrity, Democracy, and Economic Stability of Ukraine Act of 2014, Pub.L. 113–95
- May 9, 2014: Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA), Pub.L. 113–101
- May 20, 2014: Kilah Davenport Child Protection Act, Pub.L. 113–104
- June 10, 2014: Water Resources Reform and Development Act, Pub.L. 113–121
- July 23, 2014: Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Pub.L. 113–128
- August 1, 2014: Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act, Pub.L. 113–144
- August 7, 2014: Veterans' Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014, Pub.L. 113–146
- September 29, 2014: Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act, Pub.L. 113–183
- October 6, 2014: IMPACT Act of 2014, Pub.L. 113–185
- November 26, 2014: Presidential and Federal Records Act Amendments of 2014, Pub.L. 113–187
- November 26, 2014: Government Reports Elimination Act of 2014, Pub.L. 113–188
- December 18, 2014: Death in Custody Reporting Act of 2013, Pub.L. 113–242
- December 18, 2014: Transportation Security Acquisition Reform Act, Pub.L. 113–245
- December 18, 2014: American Savings Promotion Act, Pub.L. 113–251
- December 18, 2014: Credit Union Share Insurance Fund Parity Act, Pub.L. 113–252
- December 18, 2014: EPS Service Parts Act of 2014 Pub.L. 113–263
- December 18, 2014: Venezuela Defense of Human Rights and Civil Society Act of 2014, Pub.L. 113–278
- December 18, 2014: Insurance Capital Standards Clarification Act of 2014, Pub.L. 113–279
- 2014 United States federal budget: "H.Con.Res. 25"., "S.Con.Res. 8".
- Assault Weapons Ban of 2013 ("S. 150".) - Introduced after Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting
- Justice Safety Valve Act of 2013: "S. 619"., "H.R. 1695".
- Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013: ("H.R 684"., "S. 743".) - Also known as the "Internet Sales Tax"
- Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013 ("S. 744".) - Also known as the immigration bill
Fiscal year 2014
Fiscal year 2014 runs from October 1, 2013 to September 30, 2014.
- Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2014 ("H.R. 2216".) - proposed
- Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2014 ("H.R. 2217".) - proposed
- Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2014 ("H.R. 2609".) - proposed
Fiscal year 2015
Fiscal year 2015 runs from October 1, 2014 to September 20, 2015.
- Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015 ("H.R. 4800".) - considered in the House on June 11, 2014. The bill would appropriate $20.9 billion.
- Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015 ("H.R. 4660".) - passed the House on May 30, 2014. The total amount of money appropriated in the bill was $51.2 billion, approximately $400 million less than fiscal year 2014.
- Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2015 - considered in the House on June 18, 2014. The bill would provide funding of approximately $491 billion.
- Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015 (H.R. 4923; 113th Congress) ("H.R. 4923".) - The bill would appropriate $34 billion to the United States Department of Energy, the United States Army Corps of Engineers, and related agencies.
- Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2015 ("H.R. 4487".) - passed in the House on May 1, 2014. The bill would appropriate $3.3 billion to the legislative branch for FY 2015.
- Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015 ("H.R. 4486".) - passed the House on April 30, 2014. The total amount appropriated by the introduced version of the bill is $71.5 billion.
- Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015 ("H.R. 4745". or "THUD") - passed the House on June 10, 2014. The bill would appropriate $17 billion to the Department of Transportation and $40.3 billion to the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
- Resignations and new members are discussed in the "Changes in membership" section, below.
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
|End of previous Congress||51||2||47||100||0|
|June 3, 2013||52||99||1|
|June 6, 2013||46||100||0|
|October 31, 2013||53||45|
|February 6, 2014||52||99||1|
|February 9, 2014||53||100||0|
|Final voting share||55%||45%|
|Beginning of the next Congress||44||2||54||100||0|
House of Representatives
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
|End of previous Congress||191||240||431||4|
|January 22, 2013||232||432||3|
|April 9, 2013||201||433||2|
|May 7, 2013||233||434||1|
|June 4, 2013||234||435||0|
|July 15, 2013||200||434||1|
|August 2, 2013||233||433||2|
|September 26, 2013||232||432||3|
|October 18, 2013||231||431||4|
|November 16, 2013||232||432||3|
|December 10, 2013||201||433||2|
|December 17, 2013||233||434||1|
|January 6, 2014||200||433||2|
|January 27, 2014||232||432||3|
|February 18, 2014||199||431||4|
|March 11, 2014||233||432||3|
|June 24, 2014||234||433||2|
|August 18, 2014||233||432||3|
|November 4, 2014||201||234||435||0|
|Final voting share||46.2%||53.8%|
|Beginning of the next Congress||188||247||435||0|
Majority (Democratic) leadership
- Majority Leader and Caucus Chair: Harry Reid
- Assistant Majority Leader (Majority Whip): Dick Durbin
- Caucus Vice Chair and Policy Committee Chair: Chuck Schumer
- Caucus Secretary: Patty Murray
- Senatorial Campaign Committee Chair: Michael Bennet
- Policy Committee Vice Chair: Debbie Stabenow
- Steering and Outreach Committee Chair: Mark Begich
- Steering and Outreach Committee Vice Chair: Jeanne Shaheen
- Chief Deputy Whip: Barbara Boxer
Minority (Republican) leadership
- Minority Leader: Mitch McConnell
- Assistant Minority Leader (Minority Whip): John Cornyn
- Conference Chairman: John Thune
- Conference Vice Chair: Roy Blunt
- Senatorial Committee Chair: Jerry Moran
- Policy Committee Chairman: John Barrasso
- Deputy Whips: Roy Blunt, Richard Burr, Mike Crapo, Saxby Chambliss, Rob Portman, David Vitter, Roger Wicker
House of Representatives
Majority (Republican) leadership
- Majority Leader: Eric Cantor, until August 1, 2014
- Kevin McCarthy, from August 1, 2014
- Majority Whip: Kevin McCarthy, until August 1, 2014
- Steve Scalise, from August 1, 2014
- Majority Chief Deputy Whip: Peter Roskam, until August 1, 2014
- Patrick McHenry, from August 1, 2014
- Conference Chair: Cathy McMorris Rodgers
- Conference Vice-Chair: Lynn Jenkins
- Conference Secretary: Virginia Foxx
- Campaign Committee Chairman: Greg Walden
- Policy Committee Chairman: James Lankford
Minority (Democratic) leadership
- Minority Leader: Nancy Pelosi
- Minority Whip: Steny Hoyer
- Assistant Democratic Leader: Jim Clyburn
- Caucus Chairman: Xavier Becerra
- Caucus Vice-Chairman: Joseph Crowley
- Campaign Committee Chairman: Steve Israel
- Steering and Policy Committee Co-Chairs: Rosa DeLauro (Steering) and Rob Andrews (Policy, until February 18, 2014); George Miller (Policy, from March 24, 2014)
- Organization, Study, and Review Chairman: Mike Capuano
- Senior Chief Deputy Minority Whip: John Lewis
- Chief Deputy Minority Whips: Terri Sewell, Keith Ellison, Jim Matheson, Ben R. Luján, Jan Schakowsky, Diana DeGette, G. K. Butterfield, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Peter Welch
- Anti-Value Added Tax Caucus
- Afterschool Caucus
- Americans Aboard Caucus
- Armenian Caucus
- Army Corps Reform Caucus
- Appalachian Caucus
- Bipartisan Disabilities Caucus
- Biomedical Research Caucus
- Building a Better America Caucus
- California Public Higher Education Caucus
- Carbonated and Non-alcoholic Caucus
- Coalition for Autism Research and Education
- Collegiate Student-Athlete Protection Caucus
- Congressional 4-H Caucus
- Congressional Academic Medicine Caucus
- Congressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus
- Congressional Adult Literacy Caucus
- Congressional Affordable Medicines Caucus
- Congressional Afghan Caucus
- Congressional Ahmadiyya Caucus
- Congressional Air Force Caucus
- Congressional Algae Caucus
- Congressional Anti-Terrorism Caucus
- Congressional Arctic Working Group
- Congressional Arts Caucus
- Congressional Army Corps of Engineers Reform Caucus
- Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus
- Congressional Assyrian Caucus
- Congressional Automotive Caucus
- Congressional Azerbaijan Caucus
- Congressional Baby Caucus
- Congressional Baseball Caucus
- Congressional Battlefield Caucus
- Congressional Bicameral Arthritis Caucus
- Congressional Bicameral High-Speed & Intercity Passenger Rail Caucus
- Congressional Bike Caucus
- Congressional Bipartisan Cerebral Palsy Caucus
- Congressional Biomass Caucus
- Congressional Biotechnology Caucus
- Congressional Black Caucus
- Congressional Boating Caucus
- Congressional Border Caucus
- Congressional Bourbon Caucus
- Congressional Brazil Caucus
- Congressional Career and Technical Education Caucus
- Congressional Caucus for Competitiveness in Entertainment Technology
- Congressional Caucus for Middle Market Growth
- Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
- Congressional Caucus on Central America
- Congressional Caucus on CPAs and Accountants
- Congressional Caucus on the Deadliest Cancers
- Congressional Caucus on Effective Foreign Assistance
- Congressional Caucus on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
- Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth
- Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues
- Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans
- Congressional Caucus on Innovation and Entrepreneurship
- Congressional Caucus on Intellectual Property Promotion and Piracy Prevention
- Congressional Caucus on the Judicial Branch
- Congressional Caucus on Korea
- Congressional Caucus on Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases
- Congressional Caucus on the Netherlands
- Congressional Caucus on Prescription Drug Abuse
- Congressional Caucus on Sri Lanka and Sri Lankan Americans
- Congressional Caucus on Uganda
- Congressional Caucus on U.S.-Lebanon Relations
- Congressional Caucus on Women in the Military
- Congressional Caucus on Youth Sports
- Congressional Caucus to End Bullying
- Congressional Caucus to Fight and Control Methamphetamine
- Congressional Chesapeake Bay Watershed Caucus
- Congressional Chicken Caucus
- Congressional Childhood Cancer Caucus
- Congressional Children's Caucus
- Congressional China Caucus
- Congressional Clean Water Caucus
- Congressional Climate Caucus
- Congressional Coal Caucus
- Congressional Coast Guard Caucus
- Congressional Coastal Caucus
- Congressional Complementary and Alternative Medicine Caucus
- Congressional Congenital Heart Caucus
- Congressional Constitution Caucus
- Congressional Correctional Officers Caucus
- Congressional Corrosion Prevention Caucus
- Congressional Cranberry Caucus
- Congressional Croatian Caucus
- Congressional Crohn’s & Colitis Caucus
- Congressional Cut Flower Caucus
- Congressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
- Congressional Czech Caucus
- Congressional Diabetes Caucus
- Congressional Dietary Supplement Caucus
- Congressional Directed Energy Caucus
- Congressional Disaster Relief Caucus
- Congressional Dyslexia Caucus
- Congressional Electromagnetic Pulse Caucus
- Congressional Emergency Medical Services Caucus
- Congressional Energy Savings Performance Caucus
- Congressional Entertainment Industries Caucus
- Congressional Ethiopian-American Caucus
- Congressional Explosive Ordnance Disposal Caucus
- Congressional E-911 Caucus
- Congressional Farmer Cooperative Caucus
- Congressional Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus
- Congressional Fire Services Caucus
- Congressional Fitness Caucus
- Congressional Food Safety Caucus
- Congressional Former Mayors Caucus
- Congressional Fragile X Caucus
- Congressional French Caucus
- Congressional Friends of Jordan Caucus
- Congressional Global Health Caucus
- Congressional Green Schools Caucus
- Congressional Gulf of Mexico Caucus
- Congressional Hearing Health Caucus
- Congressional Hellenic Israel Alliance Caucus
- Congressional High Tech Caucus
- Congressional Hispanic Caucus
- Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus
- Congressional Home Health Caucus
- Congressional Homelessness Caucus
- Congressional Horse Caucus
- Congressional House Manufacturing Caucus
- Congressional HUBZone Caucus
- Congressional Human Rights Caucus
- Congressional Humanities Caucus
- Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus
- Congressional Insurance Caucus
- Congressional Intelligent Transportation Systems Caucus
- Congressional International Anti-Piracy Caucus
- Congressional International Conservation Caucus
- Congressional International Religious Freedom Caucus
- Congressional Internet Caucus
- Congressional Invisible Wounds Caucus
- Congressional Iraqi Women's Caucus
- Congressional Israel Allies Caucus
- Congressional Joint Strike Fighter Caucus
- Congressional Kidney Caucus
- Congressional Labor and Working Families Caucus
- Congressional Lupus Caucus
- Congressional Life Science Caucus
- Congressional Management Caucus
- Congressional Maker Caucus
- Congressional Manufacturing Caucus
- Congressional Media Fairness Caucus
- Congressional Medical Professionals Caucus
- Congressional Men's Health Caucus
- Congressional Mental Health Caucus
- Congressional Mentoring Caucus
- Congressional Military Family Caucus
- Congressional Mine Warfare Caucus
- Congressional Mining Caucus
- Congressional Missing and Exploited Children's Caucus
- Congressional Mississippi River Caucus
- Congressional Modeling and Simulation Caucus
- Congressional Moldova Caucus
- Congressional Motorsports Caucus
- Congressional Multiple Sclerosis Caucus
- Congressional Native American Caucus
- Congressional Natural Gas Caucus
- Congressional Nepal Caucus
- Congressional Neuroscience Caucus
- Congressional Nigerian Caucus
- Congressional Nursing Caucus
- Congressional Olympic and Paralympic Caucus
- Congressional Organic Caucus
- Congressional Out of Poverty Caucus
- Congressional Pakistan Caucus
- Congressional Prayer Caucus
- Congressional Pollinator Protection Caucus
- Congressional Port Security Caucus
- Congressional Ports-to-Plains Caucus
- Congressional Portuguese-American Caucus
- Congressional Progressive Caucus
- Congressional Range & Testing Center Caucus
- Congressional Real Estate Caucus
- Congressional Recreational Vehicle Caucus
- Congressional Refinery Caucus
- Congressional Rock and Roll Caucus
- Congressional Rodeo Caucus
- Congressional Rural Caucus
- Congressional Rural Housing Caucus
- Congressional Savings and Ownership Caucus
- Congressional Scouting Caucus
- Congressional Second Amendment Caucus
- Congressional Serbian Caucus
- Congressional Shipbuilding Caucus
- Congressional Singapore Caucus
- Congressional Ski and Snowboard Caucus
- Congressional Skin Cancer Caucus
- Congressional Small Business Caucus
- Congressional Smart Contracting Caucus
- Congressional Soccer Caucus
- Congressional Social Work Caucus
- Congressional Songwriters’ Caucus
- Congressional Specturm Caucus
- Congressional Spina Bifida Caucus
- Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus
- Congressional Steel Caucus
- Congressional STEAM Caucus
- Congressional Structured Settlements Caucus
- Congressional Stop DUI Caucus
- Congressional Submarine Caucus
- Congressional Taiwan Caucus
- Congressional Tibet Caucus
- Congressional Toy Caucus
- Congressional Trademark Caucus
- Congressional Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Caucus
- Congressional Travel & Tourism Caucus
- Congressional TRIO Caucus
- Congressional United Kingdom Caucus
- Congressional United Solutions Caucus
- Congressional Unmanned Systems Caucus
- Congressional Urban Caucus
- Congressional Veterans' Jobs Caucus
- Congressional Victim's Rights Caucus
- Congressional Vision Caucus
- Congressional Waterways Caucus
- Congressional Western Caucus
- Congressional Western Sahara Caucus
- Congresswomen's Caucus
- Congressional Wildlife Refuge Caucus
- Congressional Wine Caucus
- Congressional Work for Warriors Caucus
- Congressional Zoo and Aquarium Caucus
- Crime Prevention and Youth Development Caucus
- Defense Communities Caucus
- Diversity and Innovation Caucus
- Economic Competitiveness Caucus (House/Senate)
- Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus
- Friends of Job Corps Congressional Caucus
- Friends of Scotland Caucus (House/Senate)
- Friends of Norway Caucus
- Friends of Switzerland Caucus
- Full Employment Caucus
- Future of American Media Caucus
- German-American Caucus
- Global Investment in America Caucus
- GOP Doctors Caucus
- Historic Preservation Caucus
- Hong Kong Caucus
- House Baltic Caucus
- House Congressional Sovereignty Caucus
- House Democratic Caucus
- House Oceans Caucus
- House Organic Caucus
- House Quiet Skies Caucus
- House Recycling Caucus
- House Rural Education Caucus
- House Science and National Labs Caucus
- House Small Brewers Caucus
- House Sugar Caucus
- Hudson River Caucus
- Hungarian American Caucus
- Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Caucus
- India Caucus
- Indonesia Caucus
- International Conservation Caucus
- International Workers Rights Caucus
- Interstate 69 Caucus
- Intelligent Transportation Caucus
- Kenya Caucus
- Latino-Jewish Congressional Caucus
- Law Enforcement Caucus
- LGBT Equality Caucus
- Liberty Caucus
- Motorcycle Caucus
- Multiple Sclerosis Caucus
- National Guard and Reserve Components Caucus
- National Landscape Conservation System Caucus
- National Marine Sanctuary Caucus
- National Service Congressional Caucus
- Navy-Marine Corps Caucus
- New Democrat Coalition
- North America's Supercorridor Caucus
- Northern Border Caucus
- Northeast-Midwest Congressional Coalition
- Nuclear Issues Caucus
- Out of Iraq Caucus
- Passenger Rail Caucus
- Patriot Act Reform Caucus
- Pell Grant Caucus
- Physics Caucus
- Populist Caucus
- Ports Caucus
- Public Broadcasting Caucus
- Public Service Caucus
- Qatari-American Economic Strategic Defense, Cultural and Educational Partnership Caucus
- Rare Disease Caucus
- Recording Arts and Sciences Congressional Caucus
- Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
- Research and Development Caucus
- River of Trade Corridor Congressional Caucus
- Sex and Violence in the Media Caucus
- Silk Road Caucus
- Special Operations Forces Caucus
- State Maritime Academy Caucus
- Sudan Caucus
- Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition
- Tea Party Caucus
- TEX-21 Congressional Caucus
- Unexploded Ordnance Caucus
- U.S.-Afghan Caucus
- U.S.-Mongolia Friendship Caucus
- U.S.-New Zealand Congressional Caucus
- Veterinary Medicine Caucus
- Victory in Iraq Caucus
- Wounded to Work Congressional Caucus
- Youth Challenge Caucus
- Zero Capital Gains Tax Caucus
Senators are listed by state, and the numbers refer to their Senate classes.
House of Representatives
Changes in membership
|Vacator||Reason for change||Successor||Date of successor's
|Resigned February 1, 2013 to become U.S. Secretary of State.
Successor was appointed February 1, 2013 to continue the term.
|February 1, 2013|
|Died June 3, 2013.
Successor was appointed June 6, 2013 to continue the term.
|Jeffrey Chiesa (R)||June 10, 2013|
|Appointment expired July 16, 2013, following a special election.
Successor was elected June 25, 2013 to finish the term ending with this Congress.
|Ed Markey (D)||July 16, 2013|
|Appointment expired October 31, 2013, following a special election.
Successor was elected October 16, 2013 to finish the term ending with this Congress.
|Cory Booker (D)||October 31, 2013|
|Resigned February 6, 2014 to become U.S. Ambassador to China.
Successor was appointed February 9, 2014 to finish the term ending with this Congress.
|John Walsh (D)||February 11, 2014|
House of Representatives
|District||Vacator||Reason for change||Successor||Date successor
|Illinois 2nd||Vacant||Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D) resigned November 21, 2012, near the end of the previous Congress for health reasons.
A special election was held April 9, 2013.
|Robin Kelly (D)||April 11, 2013|
|South Carolina 1st||Vacant||Tim Scott (R) resigned January 2, 2013, near the end of the previous Congress, when appointed to the Senate.
A special election was held May 7, 2013.
|Mark Sanford (R)||May 15, 2013|
|Missouri 8th||Jo Ann Emerson
|Resigned January 22, 2013 to become president and CEO of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.
A special election was held June 4, 2013.
|Jason Smith (R)||June 5, 2013|
|Massachusetts 5th||Ed Markey
|Resigned July 16, 2013, having been elected to the United States Senate in a special election.
A special election was held December 10, 2013.
|Katherine Clark (D)||December 12, 2013|
|Alabama 1st||Jo Bonner
|Resigned August 2, 2013 to become a vice chancellor in the University of Alabama System.
A special election was held December 17, 2013.
|January 7, 2014|
|Louisiana 5th||Rodney Alexander
|Resigned September 26, 2013 to become the secretary of the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs.
A special election was held November 16, 2013.
|Vance McAllister (R)||November 21, 2013|
|Florida 13th||Bill Young
|Died October 18, 2013.
A special election was held March 11, 2014.
|David Jolly (R)||March 13, 2014|
|North Carolina 12th||Mel Watt (D)||Resigned January 6, 2014 to become head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency.
A special election was held November 4, 2014.
|Alma Adams (D)||November 12, 2014|
|Florida 19th||Trey Radel (R)||Resigned January 27, 2014 following a conviction for cocaine possession.
A special election was held June 24, 2014.
|Curt Clawson (R)||June 25, 2014|
|New Jersey 1st||Rob Andrews
|Resigned February 18, 2014, to take a position at a Philadelphia law firm.
A special election was held November 4, 2014.
|November 12, 2014|
|Virginia 7th||Eric Cantor
|Resigned August 18, 2014 following his primary defeat.
A special election was held November 4, 2014.
|November 12, 2014|
House of Representatives
- Economic: Kevin Brady, Amy Klobuchar
- Inaugural Ceremonies (Special): Chuck Schumer, Lamar Alexander
- The Library: Gregg Harper, Chuck Schumer
- Printing: Chuck Schumer, Gregg Harper
- Taxation: Vacant, Dave Camp
Legislative branch agency directors
- Architect of the Capitol: Stephen T. Ayers
- Attending Physician of the United States Congress: Brian Monahan
- Comptroller General of the United States: Eugene Louis Dodaro
- Director of the Congressional Budget Office: Keith Hall
- Librarian of Congress: James H. Billington
- Public Printer of the United States: Davita E. Vance-Cooks
- Chaplain: Barry C. Black
- Historian: Donald A. Ritchie
- Parliamentarian: Elizabeth MacDonough
- Secretary: Nancy Erickson
- Sergeant at Arms: Terrance W. Gainer
House of Representatives
- Chaplain: Patrick J. Conroy
- Chief Administrative Officer: Ed Cassidy (until December 31), Will Plaster (starting January 1)
- Clerk: Karen L. Haas
- Inspector General:
- Parliamentarian: Thomas J. Wickham, Jr.
- Sergeant at Arms: Paul D. Irving
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