The 113th Congress convened on January 3, 2013
The 113th Congress convened on January 3, 2013, welcoming 81 new Members to the U.S. House of Representatives.
This is the first Congress elected from Districts that were reapportioned according to the 2010 census. It brings Americans from all walks of life to the House, including farmers, business owners, military veterans, and academics.
Members of the House of Representatives are elected to two-year terms. Each Member must be a seven-year citizen of the United States, live in the state he or she represents, and be at least 25 years old.