Contact your Congressmen. This link allows you to find your specific representative and senators by
entering your Zip Code, or all your state's congressmen and senators by state. Write them regularly so your voice will be known in Washington.
Governmental power and functions in the United States rest in three branches of government:
the legislative, judicial, and executive.
Ben's Guide provides some
additional details that are easy to understand.
The legislative branch is divided into the House of
and the Senate
Currently there are 435 members of the House of Representatives and 100 members of the Senate (2 from
Each state is represented in the House proportionally by its population, and is entitled to at least one
representative. The total number of representatives is currently fixed at 435 by the Reapportionment Act
of 1929, though Congress has the authority to change that number. Each representative serves for a
two-year term and may be re-elected an unlimited number of times.
Each voter is represented by one
member of the House of Representatives and two Senators.
You may hear news reports of the House of Represetatives or Senate has passed a bill. Remember that the
bill only becomes law after both legislative branches have passed the bill and the President signs the
bill into law.
The Executive branch's official website.
The Executive branch consists of the President, Vice President,
Executive Office of the President
and the Cabinet
The Judicial branch's is the official website
U.S. Courts, consisting of the United
States Supreme Court
United States Courts of Appeals
United States District Courts
United States Bankruptcy
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