117th United States Congress

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
6 non-voting delegates
Senate MajorityTBD
House MajorityTBD

The 117th 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.

Major events[edit]


  • 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 leadership[edit]

Republican leadership[edit]

Party leaders[edit]

House of Representatives[edit]

Listed alphabetically by party, until majorities are determined.

Democratic leadership[edit]

Republican leadership[edit]



The numbers refer to their Senate classes. All class 1 senators are in the middle of their term (2019–2025), having been elected in 2018 and facing re-election in 2024. Class 2 senators are at the beginning of their term (2021–2027), having been elected in 2020. Class 3 senators are at the end of their term (2017–2023), facing re-election in 2022.

House of Representatives[edit]

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

See also[edit]


  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 ran for U.S. President in the Democratic primary and stated he was a "bona fide Democrat" in accordance to DNC rules, he is sits in the Senate officially as an Independent.[1]


  1. ^ DiStaso, John (February 22, 2019). "Independent Bernie Sanders to put in writing that he's a 'bona fide' Democrat". WMUR. Retrieved April 9, 2020.