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Congress, House of Representatives

The IPU data corresponds to the lower chamber if the parliament is bicameral. For information about upper chambers, refer to Parline

Women in parliament
28.7%
of MPs are women
Youth in parliament
16.24%
of MPs are under 45
MPs' human rights
0
cases currently treated by the Committee on the Human Rights of MPs

This page contains the latest IPU news and data for this parliament. The percentage of women in parliament and the percentage of youth participation correspond to the lower chamber if the parliament is bicameral. The number of MP human rights cases corresponds to the latest decisions of the IPU Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians.

Innovation stories

Artificial Intelligence: Innovation in parliaments

The European Centre for Parliamentary Research and Documentation (ECPRD) held its ICT2019 Seminar at the Riigikogu of Estonia in Tallinn on October 3 and 4, 2019. The seminar is the annual gathering of senior ICT officials from parliaments across Europe and further afield, who come together to share knowledge and experiences. The 2019 seminar focused on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in
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News in brief
green washing

How 6 countries are fighting climate change with legislation

Climate change has no simple solutions – that’s why the IPU has partnered with the Grantham Research Institute of the London School of Economics (LSE) to create an easy-to-access legislation database to share good practices among parliamentarians globally. Here’s how it can help parliamentarians tackle climate change.
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News in brief
flags

New UN General Assembly resolution reinforces cooperation with IPU

A new resolution on the interaction between the United Nations, parliaments and the IPU was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 21 June 2022. The resolution reaffirms the commitment of the UN and the IPU to deepen the
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Voices
US capitol

Democracy wins. Again.

On 6 January 2021, the world watched in horror as a mob waged an outrageous assault on the US Capitol building. Congress was in session, performing the usually calm and orderly ritual of confirming the election results and certifying the
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Statements
US congress

IPU Statement on assault on US Congress

The IPU and the parliamentary community strongly condemn the violence and the assault on the US Capitol on Wednesday 6 January. The integrity of this bastion of democracy and of the representatives of the people of the United States must
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Case studies

Case studies
Kamala Harris

From fundraising to the VP, why 2020 was a pivotal year for women in US politics

2020 was a milestone year for women in politics in the US. The country saw the highest numbers of women entering Congress and the executive in its history. Progress built on the midterm elections in 2018, and women now occupy
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Related events

Meeting
United States
In regard to the latest announcement made by the CSW64 Chair on 2 March 2020, the annual IPU-UN Women Parliamentary Meeting scheduled for 11 March 2020 at the UN Headquarters in New York is cancelled as well as the two
Hearing
NY, United States
Education as a key to peace and sustainable development: Toward the implementation of SDG 4
Feb 17 2020

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