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About the U.S. House of Representatives:

The U.S. House of Representatives has 435 members, elected every two years in districts. Arizona presently has nine congressional districts. Both the House and Senate have oversight of the budget.

The Basics of the U.S. House of Representatives:

The U.S. House of Representatives has 435 members, elected every two years from designated districts in their state. The number of House seats allocated to each state is determined proportionately by populations reported in the decennial Census. Arizona presently has nine congressional districts. Both the House and Senate have oversight of the budget, but all revenue-related bills must originate in the House. There are 20 committees in the House.

Detailed Rules and Responsibilities of the U.S. House of Representatives:

The U.S. House of Representatives has 435 members, elected every two years from designated districts in their state. The number of House seats allocated to each state is determined proportionately by populations reported in the decennial Census. Arizona presently has nine congressional districts. Both the House and Senate have oversight of the budget, but all revenue-related bills must originate in the House. Representatives draft bills, which if advanced through committees go for a House vote. If the bill subsequently passes with a simple majority, it then goes to the Senate to be reviewed. The House has power of impeachment but defers to the Senate for any trial or conviction. There are 20 committees in the House, which is part of the Legislative Branch of government.


Additional Information

Definitions provided by Arizona State University Morrison Institute for Public Policy.