Illinois has two senators in the United States Senate and 17 representatives in the United States House of Representatives. Illinois is a state in the United States. Also known as a congressman or congressman, each representative is elected for a two-year term serving the people of a specific congressional district. The number of representatives entitled to vote in the House of Representatives is fixed by law at no more than 435, which represents proportionately the population of the 50 states.
Currently, there are five delegates representing the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. A resident commissioner represents Puerto Rico. Learn more about representatives in The House Explained. After the alteration of district boundaries by the Illinois legislature in 2001, the new districts came into effect in the 108th edition of Congress, in January 2003. The three main House office buildings, Cannon, Longworth, and Rayburn, share a room numbering system for raised rooms, which could confuse visitors at first.
Representative, although the size of a state's delegation in the House of Representatives depends on its total population. With the goal of dividing representation between the states proportionately, Congress based the distributions on the basis of changes in the state population recorded in each 10-year census since 1790. For chronological tables of the members of both houses of the United States Congress from each state (to date), see Delegations to the United States Congress from Illinois. Visitors to the Illinois General Assembly website are encouraged to use other translation services available on the Internet.
Based on the redistribution that took place after the 2000 10-year census, Illinois was allocated 19 congressional districts. After the distribution of congressional seats among states based on 10-year census population counts, each state with several seats is responsible for establishing congressional districts for the purpose of electing representatives. Based on the redistribution, Illinois was allocated 18 congressional districts (a loss of one district). The following is an alphabetical list of the members of the United States House of Representatives from the state of Illinois.
Americans from the six U.S. territories are represented in the House of Representatives by six other non-voting delegates.