115th United States Congress

115th United States Congress
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January 3, 2017 – January 3, 2019
Senate President Joe Biden ( D)
until January 20, 2017
Mike Pence ( R) (elect)
from January 20, 2017
Senate Pres. pro tem: Orrin Hatch (R)
House Speaker: Paul Ryan (R)
Members: 100 Senators
435 Representatives
6 Non-voting members
Senate Majority: Republican
House Majority: Republican
1st: January 3, 2017 – present

The One Hundred Fifteenth United States Congress is the current 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, 2017 to January 3, 2019, during the final weeks of the Obama presidency and the first two years of the Trump presidency. The elections of November 2016 maintained Republican control of both the House and Senate.

Major events

  • January 6, 2017: Joint Session counted and certified the Electoral Votes of the 2016 presidential election
  • January 11–12, 2017: Senate, in an all-night session, took first steps to repeal the Affordable Care Act, (ACA). [1] The final vote was 51 to 48 to approve a budget resolution to allow "broad swaths of the Affordable Care Act to be repealed through a process known as budget reconciliation." [2]