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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
House of Representatives

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE PARLIAMENTARY CHAMBER

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Parliament name Congress Parliamentary building
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Structure of parliament Bicameral
Chamber name House of Representatives
Related chamber (for bicameral parliaments) Senate
Affiliation to the IPU No
Affiliation date(s) 1889 - 2003
LEADERSHIP
President

Paul D. Ryan (M) 

Notes Elected on 29 Oct. 2015, re-elected on 3 Jan. 2017.
Secretary General Karen L. Haas (F) 
Notes Sworn in on 5 Jan. 2011, re-elected on 3 Jan. 2017.
COMPOSITION
Members (statutory / current number) 435 / 427
PERCENTAGE OF WOMEN

Percentage of women
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Women (current number) 84 (19.67%)
Mode of designation directly elected 435
Notes In addition, there are six non-voting members: Five delegates (one each from the District of Columbia, US Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam and the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands) and one Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico.
Term 2 years
Last renewal dates 8 November 2016
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CONTACT INFORMATION
Address House of Representatives
The Capitol - WASHINGTON D.C. 20515
(Export mailing lists)
Phone (1202) 225 7000
Fax (1202) 225 1776
E-mail info.clerkweb@mail.house.gov
Website http://www.house.gov
http://www.congress.gov/
http://clerk.house.gov
http://docs.house.gov
http://houselive.gov/

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