114th United States Congress

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114th United States Congress
113th ← → 115th
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U.S. Capitol building under renovation (Nov. 2014)

Duration: January 3, 2015 – January 3, 2017

Senate President: Joe Biden (D)
Senate Pres. pro tem: Orrin Hatch (R)
House Speaker: John Boehner (R)
Members: 100 Senators
435 Representatives
6 Non-voting members
Senate Majority: Republican Party
House Majority: Republican Party

1st: January 6, 2015[1] – TBD

The One Hundred and Fourteenth United States Congress is the current meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, composed of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. It is scheduled to meet in Washington, D.C. from January 3, 2015 to January 3, 2017, during the final two years of Barack Obama's presidency. The 2014 elections gave the Republicans control of the Senate (and control of both houses of Congress) for the first time since the 109th Congress. With 247 seats in the House of Representatives and 54 seats in the Senate, this Congress began with the largest Republican majority since the 71st Congress of 1929–1931.


Major events[edit]

President Barack Obama gave the State of the Union Address on January 20, 2015
Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu addressed Congress on March 3, 2015
Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, and Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew defending the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action at a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on 23 July 2015


Major legislation[edit]




Party summary[edit]

Resignations and new members are discussed in the "Changes in membership" section, below.


Composition of the U.S. Senate at the beginning of this Congress.
Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total Vacant
Democratic Independent Republican
End of previous Congress 53 2 45 100 0
Begin (January 3, 2015) 44 2 54 100 0
Latest voting share 46% 54%

House of Representatives[edit]

Composition of the U.S. House of Representatives at the beginning of this Congress.
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total Vacant
Democratic Republican
End of previous Congress 201 234 435 0
Begin (January 3, 2015) 188 247 435 0
January 5, 2015[note 1] 246 434 1
February 6, 2015[note 2] 245 433 2
March 31, 2015[note 3] 244 432 3
May 5, 2015[note 4] 245 433 2
June 2, 2015[note 5] 246 434 1
Latest voting share 43.3% 56.7%
Non-voting members 5 1 6 0


[ Section contents: Senate: Majority (R), Minority (D)House: Majority (R), Minority (D) ]


Senate President
Joe Biden (D)
Senate President pro tempore
Orrin Hatch (R)

Majority (Republican) leadership[edit]

Minority (Democratic) leadership[edit]

Party leaders[edit]


House of Representatives[edit]

House Speaker
John Boehner (R)

Majority (Republican) leadership[edit]

Minority (Democratic) leadership[edit]

Party leaders[edit]




For year of birth, when first took office, when current term expires, prior background, and education, see List of current United States Senators.

Senators are listed by state then seniority. The numbers refer to their Senate classes.

House of Representatives[edit]

For year of birth, when first took office, prior background, religious affiliation and education, see Current members of the United States House of Representatives.
For maps of congressional districts, see List of United States congressional districts.

Changes in membership[edit]


There have been no Senate vacancies in this Congress.

House of Representatives[edit]

District Vacator Reason for change Successor Date successor
New York 11th Michael Grimm (R) Resigned January 5, 2015, following a guilty plea on one count of felony tax evasion.[15]
A special election was held May 5, 2015.[16]
Daniel Donovan (R) May 12, 2015
Mississippi 1st Alan Nunnelee (R) Died February 6, 2015.[17]
A special election was held May 12, 2015,[18] but no candidate won a majority so a runoff election was held June 2, 2015.[19]
Trent Kelly (R) June 9, 2015
Illinois 18th Aaron Schock (R) Resigned March 31, 2015, following a spending scandal.[20][21]
A special election will be held September 10, 2015.


[Section contents: Senate, House, Joint ] Listed alphabetically by chamber, including Chairperson and Ranking Member.


Committee Chairperson Ranking Member
Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Pat Roberts (R-KS) Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)
Appropriations Thad Cochran (R-MS) Barbara Mikulski (D-MD)
Armed Services John McCain (R-AZ) Jack Reed (D-RI)
Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Richard Shelby (R-AL) Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
Budget Mike Enzi (R-WY) Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Commerce, Science and Transportation John Thune (R-SD) Bill Nelson (D-FL)
Energy and Natural Resources Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) Maria Cantwell (D-WA)
Environment and Public Works Jim Inhofe (R-OK) Barbara Boxer (D-CA)
Finance Orrin Hatch (R-UT) Ron Wyden (D-OR)
Foreign Relations Bob Corker (R-TN) Ben Cardin (D-MD)
Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Lamar Alexander (R-TN) Patty Murray (D-WA)
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Ron Johnson (R-WI) Thomas Carper (D-DE)
Judiciary Chuck Grassley (R-IA) Patrick Leahy (D-VT)
Rules and Administration Roy Blunt (R-MO) Charles Schumer (D-NY)
Small Business and Entrepreneurship David Vitter (R-LA) Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)
Veterans' Affairs Johnny Isakson (R-GA) Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)


Committee Chairperson Ranking Member
Agriculture Michael Conaway (R-TX) Collin Peterson (D-MN)
Appropriations Harold Rogers (R-KY) Nita Lowey (D-NY)
Armed Services Mac Thornberry (R-TX) Adam Smith (D-WA)
Budget Tom Price (R-GA) Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)
Education and the Workforce John Kline (R-MN) Bobby Scott (D-VA)
Energy and Commerce Fred Upton (R-MI) Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ)
Ethics Charles Dent (R-PA) Linda Sánchez (D-CA)
Financial Services Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) Maxine Waters (D-CA)
Foreign Affairs Edward Royce (R-CA) Eliot Engel (D-NY)
Homeland Security Michael McCaul (R-TX) Bennie Thompson (D-MS)
House Administration Candice Miller (R-MI) Robert Brady (D-PA)
Judiciary Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI)
Natural Resources Rob Bishop (R-UT) Raul Grijalva (D-AZ)
Oversight and Government Reform Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) Elijah Cummings (D-MD)
Rules Pete Sessions (R-TX) Louise Slaughter (D-NY)
Science, Space & Technology Lamar Smith (R-TX) Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX)
Small Business Steve Chabot (R-OH) Nydia Velázquez (D-NY)
Transportation and Infrastructure Bill Shuster (R-PA) Peter DeFazio (D-OR)
Veterans' Affairs Jeff Miller (R-FL) Corrine Brown (D-FL)
Ways and Means Paul Ryan (R-WI) Sander Levin (D-MI)
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Devin Nunes (R-CA) Adam Schiff (D-CA)


Committee Chairman Vice Chairman
Joint Economic Committee Sen. Dan Coats (R-IN) Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX)
Joint Committee on the Library Sen. Roy Blunt (R) Rep. Gregg Harper (R-MS)
Joint Committee on Printing Rep. Gregg Harper (R-MS) Sen. Roy Blunt (R)
Joint Committee on Taxation Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT)

Employees and legislative agency directors[edit]


Source: "Senate Organization Chart for the 114th Congress". Senate.gov. US Senate. Archived from the original on March 28, 2015. Retrieved January 26, 2015. 

House of Representatives[edit]

Source: "Officers and Organizations of the House". House.gov. US House. Retrieved January 26, 2015. 

Legislative branch agency directors[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Rep. Michael Grimm (R-New York's 11th congressional district) resigned January 5, 2015.
  2. ^ Rep. Alan Nunnelee (R-Mississippi's 1st congressional district) died February 6, 2015.
  3. ^ Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Illinois's 18th congressional district) resigned March 31, 2015.
  4. ^ Rep. Daniel Donovan (R-New York's 11th congressional district) was elected May 5, 2015.
  5. ^ Rep. Trent Kelly (R-Mississippi's 1st congressional district) was elected June 2, 2015.
  6. ^ a b Senators King (ME) and Sanders (VT) are both Independents who caucus with the Democratic Party.
  7. ^ Sablan caucuses with the Democratic Party.
  8. ^ Like many members of the PNP, Pedro Pierluisi affiliates with both the PNP and the Democratic Party.


  1. ^ "H.J.Res.129 - Appointing the day for the convening of the first session of the One Hundred Fourteenth Congress.". Congress.gov. Retrieved January 26, 2015. 
  2. ^ Walsh, Deirdre (January 6, 2015). "Boehner Overcomes Big Opposition to Remain Speaker". CNN. Retrieved January 7, 2015. 
  3. ^ Bradner, Eric (January 25, 2015). "Criticism over Netanyahu visit intensifies". CNN. Retrieved January 26, 2015. 
  4. ^ Lee, Carol; Solomon, Jay (March 3, 2015). "Israel’s Netanyahu Urges Congress to Block ‘Bad Deal’ With Iran". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  5. ^ Baker, Peter (March 9, 2015). "Angry White House and G.O.P. Senators Clash Over Letter to Iran". The New York Times. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  6. ^ Riechmann, Deb (March 26, 2015) - "In U.S., Ghani Vows Afghan Self-Reliance". Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Retrieved March 27, 2015. Archived March 30, 2015.
  7. ^ a b Zengerle, Patricia (March 26, 2015). "Japan PM Abe to Address Joint Session of Congress". Reuters. Retrieved March 27, 2015. 
  8. ^ Mauldin, William (April 29, 2015). "Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Argues for Trade Deal in Speech to Congress". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved April 29, 2015. 
  9. ^ Sherman, Jake (February 5, 2015). "Pope will address Congress in September". Retrieved April 29, 2015. 
  10. ^ S.Res. 3
  11. ^ S.Res. 6
  12. ^ a b c d e Lesniewski, Niels; Dennis, Steven (November 13, 2014). "Mitch McConnell Unanimously Elected Majority Leader by GOP". Roll Call. Retrieved February 2, 2015. 
  13. ^ a b c d e f g Sanchez, Humberto; Lesniewski, Niels (November 13, 2014). "Harry Reid Unveils New Leadership Team, Strategy". Roll Call. Retrieved February 2, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Caucus Memberships of Gregorio Sablan". House.gov. US House of Representatives. Retrieved January 25, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Boehner Commends Grimm for Announcing Resignation" Roll Call, December 30, 2014.
  16. ^ "Welcome to New York's Sixth Special Election in Six Years" Roll Call, January 2, 2015.
  17. ^ "GOP Rep. Nunnelee of Miss. Dies After Brain Cancer, Stroke" ABC News, February 6, 2015.
  18. ^ Pender, Geoff (February 6, 2015). "Governor will set election after Nunnelee's death". The Clarion-Ledger. Retrieved February 19, 2015. 
  19. ^ Cahn, Emily (May 12, 2015). "Mississippi Special Election Heads to Runoff". Roll Call. 
  20. ^ Bash, Dana; Zeleny, Jeff; Jaffe, Alexandra (March 17, 2015). "Aaron Schock resigns amid scandal". CNN. Retrieved March 17, 2015. 
  21. ^ DeBonis, Mike; Costa, Robert; Kane, Paul (March 17, 2015). "Rep. Aaron Schock announces resignation in wake of spending probe". The Washington Post. Retrieved March 17, 2015. 
  22. ^ Shabad, Rebecca (January 5, 2015). "Budget scorekeeper awaits GOP decision". The Hill. Archived from the original on March 28, 2015. Retrieved January 26, 2015. 

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