Congressman Pete Olson

Representing the 22nd District of Texas

Congressional Kids Corner

Olson Meets with Webelos Den 12 from Pack 1700
Colony Meadows Elementary School in Sugar Land, TX

Congressional Kids Corner

Facts about Congress

  • The United States Congress has two chambers -- the House of Representatives and the Senate.
  • The House is made up of 435 Members from 50 states. In addition to the 435 Members, there are also delegates from Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the Virgin Islands, and the District of Columbia.
  • All House Members are elected every two years.
  • You must be at least 25 years old to be elected to the House.
  • The Senate is made up of 100 Senators, two from each state.
  • Senators are elected every six years. One-third of the Senate is up for re-election in any given election.
  • You must be at least 30 years old to be elected to the Senate.

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