Conservatives Warned Trump Supporters About Rally in the South Bronx!

Conservatives Warned Trump Supporters About Rally in the South Bronx!
By: US Forums Posted On: May 24, 2024 View: 40

There is no requirement for House members to live in the district they represent, though they must be a resident of the state they are representing at the time of their election

The U.S. House of Representatives

"The U.S. House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of the several States, and the Electors in each State shall have the Qualifications requisite for Electors of the most numerous Branch of the State Legislature."

—The Constitution, Article 1, Section 2

image: [the house chamber of the capitol, dark room with light coming from the ceiling and lots of rows of chairs facing a speakers podium]

James Madison, a key architect of the Constitution, described the U.S. House of Representatives as a legislative body with “an immediate dependence on, and intimate sympathy with, the people.” From the House’s inception, Representatives have been elected directly by the people. Further, the constitutional requirement that Representatives must stand for election every two years has defined the House as an institution that is responsive to the will of the people and that serves as a forum for their political priorities.

The House is the larger of Congress’s two legislative bodies. Its membership is based on the population of each individual state. By law, its current membership is set at 435 Representatives, plus nonvoting delegates from the District of Columbia and the U.S. territories. The House possesses the sole authority to impeach federal officials and, in the case of indecisive Electoral College results, to elect a president. While revenue and spending bills traditionally originate in the House, the Senate may amend them as with any other piece of legislation.

Criteria for Being a Representative

Must be a minimum of 25 years of age
Must be a citizen for 7 years
Must be a resident of the state represented at the time of election

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