Your U.S. Representative and Senators are determined by where you reside or live permanently. Enter your address in the widget below to look up your members of Congress. If the location shown is incorrect, you can move the red location icon to your actual residence for the system to refresh. The widget will also return the official websites, Facebook pages, and Twitter profiles of your Members of Congress.
Your Senators are the first two results, followed by your U.S. Representative (the widget will name their state as “DC” since they represent you in the federal government). Since you reside in their Congressional District/state, you are a constituent.
Why does it matter to know your representative?
Senators and Representatives are tasked with representing their constituents and are accountable to them. Constituent refers to a person who resides in a certain Representative’s Congressional District or in a Senator’s state. Members of Congress are inundated with bills everyday, and it is easy for important legislation such as the Adoptee Citizenship Act to fly “under the radar.” If you believe all adoptees should have U.S. citizenship, and want to see the Adoptee Citizenship Act of 2019 pass, it is critical to contact your representatives about the Adoptee Citizenship Act! See our helpful guide to emailing and calling your members of Congress (with email templates, phone scripts, and tips). The most effective way to get your Representative’s attention and support for the Adoptee Citizenship Act? Schedule a meeting with A4J + Your Rep! We’ll help you at every step of the way.
How are Senators and Representatives distributed?
Congress is made up of two chambers, the Senate and the House of Representatives. There are 100 Senators and each of the 50 states are represented by 2 Senators. There are 435 voting Representatives in the House who are tasked with representing their constituents, people who live in their Congressional Districts. A state’s number of Congressional Districts (and Representatives) is determined by the state’s population. The population is determined every 10 years by the U.S. Census. However, every state is guaranteed at least one Representative.
Does the Adoptee Citizenship Act, H.R. 2731, have national support?
Currently, the Adoptee Citizenship Act has 61 co-sponsors. Co-sponsoring Representatives hail from the states of California, Washington, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas, Mississippi, Georgia, Alabama, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Vermont, and Maine. Las Vegas, Seattle, Los Angeles, Nashville, Houston, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia have passed resolutions in support of the Adoptee Citizenship Act, H.R. 2731. The states of Hawaii, Georgia, and Illinois have passed resolutions well.
What Representatives have already co-sponsored the Adoptee Citizenship Act of 2019, H.R. 2731?
The Congressional District of co-sponsoring Representatives are listed in the figure above. You can find a comprehensive list of all co-sponsors here.