Congress to Continue Work Through October

The U.S. House will be in session until October 12th before turning their attention to their home districts and the upcoming midterm election. The House is comprised of 435 members, all of whom will be up for re-election in November, as they hold office for two-year terms. Currently, the Republicans have control of the House with 236 members (218 are needed for a majority). Democrats hold 193 seats and there are six vacancies.

The U.S. Senate, whose members are elected to six-year terms, will be in session through October 26th. Currently, the Republicans hold the majority with 51 seats. Democrats hold 47 seats and there are 2 Independents who caucus with Democrats. Thirty-three Senators are up for re-election in 2018, including 23 Democrats, two Independents, and eight Republicans.