At a Glance

A comprehensive current and historical look at this legislative body and its context.

U.S. House of Representatives, Office of the Clerk

The U.S. House of Representatives website offers a comprehensive current and historical look at this legislative body and its members and milestones, as well as at the buildings and environment where government happens.

The Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives provides a Congressional overview of the composition and voting patterns for the First through the 109th Congresses.

The Biographical Directory of the United States Congress is a searchable database of members of Congress since 1789 which is also available as a downloadable PDF through the Government Printing Office (GPO).

Arts & Artifacts offers essays and exhibits on the history of the U.S. Capitol and the House Chamber with links to other history resources.

Weekly Historical Highlights summarize memorable Congressional events including legislative action, the arrival of new members, and speeches and speakers.

And don't miss special features on Black Americans in Congress highlighting the 125 African Americans who have served in Congress, 1870-2007, with historical essays and member profiles.

Women in Congress covers the historic careers of 259 women elected to the House of Representatives, 1917-2006 and also includes essays and biographic profiles. The online exhibit , Florence Kahn: Congressional Widow to Trailblazing Lawmaker, a Flash documentary, highlights the first Jewish woman to serve in Congress. Check back regularly for new multimedia presentations.