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The United States Congress is composed of the House of Representatives and the Senate.  Each state and territory is represented in the House.  The number of seats held is dependent on their state's population count.   The national census, conducted by the Census Bureau every ten years, leads, in some cases, to an increase or decrease in a state's number of representatives in the House.   The total number of seats in the House will not decrease or decrease, however.  The number of seats in the House is fixed.

Each state has two Senators regardless of their state's population.

Both houses of Congress have been assigned the task to debate and pass legislation on your behalf.   How effective Congress has been in pursuing our best interests is, of course, a matter of debate.  Do not construe that statement as negative.  Let's face it, your views on any particular issue and how Congress handles that issue, influences your thoughts on how well you believe members represent your interests.

If you do not feel that your representatives to the House and Senate truly reflect your views when they vote, then do yourself a favor.  Rather than complain, vote against them in the next election.  Action always brings results.   Complaining accomplishes very little.

In any event, communication with those who draft the legislation that affects our lives to a tremendous extent never hurts.  Some might argue that it also does not help.  I look at it this way, you have nothing to lose.

From this page you can link to the home pages of those members who have them.  Most do.  You can also send e-mail if an e-mail address exists.   Some use an alternate method of communicating electronically.  If this is the case, you will usually find a link on their page that will enable you to send them electronic mail.  But be forewarned.  Most will not respond using e-mail.   Many would rather reply through the customary postal method.

Two words of caution.  Members of Congress do not have much interest in responding to those who live outside their districts.  After all, if you are not a constituent, you will not be in a position of affecting the next election one way or another.

Second, and very important.  You may become very hot over an issue.   All of us do from time to time.  But that will not be much of a defense if you threaten a member of Congress.  There are definite consequences to face.  If you have a point to make, then do so rationally and put as much substance as you can into your argument.  Good luck.