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The One Hundred Seventeenth United States Congress is the next meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, composed of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. It is scheduled to meet in Washington, D.C. from January 3, 2021 to January 3, 2023. The elections of November 2020 will decide control of both houses.

117th United States Congress
116th ←
→ 118th
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January 3, 2021 – January 3, 2023
Senate PresidentMike Pence (R),
at least until January 20, 2021
Senate President pro temTBD
House SpeakerTBD
Members100 senators
435 members of the House
1st: January 3, 2021 –


Major eventsEdit


  • January 3, 2021: The 117th Congress could convene as early as Noon (ET).



Listed alphabetically by party, until majorities are determined. Note: Democrats refer to themselves as a "Caucus," Republicans refer to themselves as a "Conference."

Senate President
Mike Pence (R)

Democratic leadershipEdit

Republican leadershipEdit

Party leadersEdit

House of RepresentativesEdit

Listed alphabetically by party, until majorities are determined.

Democratic leadershipEdit

Republican leadershipEdit



The numbers refer to their Senate classes. All class 1 seats were contested in the November 2018 elections. In this Congress, class 1 means their term commenced in the current Congress, requiring re-election in 2024; class 2 means their term ends with this Congress, requiring re-election in 2020; and class 3 means their term began in the last Congress, requiring re-election in 2022.

House of RepresentativesEdit

All 435 seats will be filled by election in November 2020.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ The Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL) is the Minnesota affiliate of the U.S. Democratic Party and its members are counted as Democrats.
  2. ^ Although Sanders is running for President in the Democratic primary and will claim to be a "bona fide Democrat" in accordance to DNC rules, he is currently and officially an Independent Senator.[1]