Every two years, voters choose all 435 members of the U.S. House of Representatives; each is called a Member of Congress. Control of the House is up again this year and may hinge on a few Congressional seats. The party with the most seats selects all committee chairs and decides which bills to consider—and which investigations to conduct. This guide summarizes some key votes over the past six years to show how the two parties have handled that control and voted on important issues.
We’ve focused here on party-line votes, or votes with only a few crossovers, to highlight the issues where each party has voted together. But some votes are bipartisan, and each Congressperson decides how to vote on every issue. Please see Congress.gov for a list of Congressional votes, guides.vote for our U.S. Senate and governor guides, and Vote411.org for races we don’t cover.
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