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The United States Congress has the power to create federal legislation that can solve climate change. That’s just one reason why it’s so important to vote and elect members of Congress who want climate action.

The U.S. Congress has two chambers. The U.S. Senate is the upper chamber. The U.S. House of Representatives is the lower chamber. Together, they compose the legislature of the United States.

 

U.S. Senate

In the Senate, each of the 50 states is equally represented by two senators who serve staggered six year terms. There are 100 senators.

 

U.S. House of Representatives

In the House, each state is divided into congressional districts based on population. There are approximately 711,000 people in each district. Each district is represented in the House by one representative elected by the district’s residents every two years. There are 435 representatives. All are running for re-election in the November 6, 2018 midterm elections.

House representatives create and pass federal legislation, or bills. After agreement by the Senate, a bill is sent to the president for consideration. If the president approves it, the president signs it and the bill becomes law.

 

Georgia’s U.S. House candidates

Georgia is divided into 14 congressional districts. Twelve of the 14 representatives who currently sit in office and are up for re-election (or “incumbent”) face challengers from another political party on November 6, 2018.

Not sure which congressional district you live in? Visit MyVoter page on the Georgia Secretary of State’s website to find out.

Not sure who your candidates for the U.S. House are or where they stand on climate change? Select your candidates from the Georgia congressional district list below to see what they say about climate change, energy and the environment.

 

GA01 

Incumbent Rep. Earl “Buddy” Carter
Challenger Lisa Ring

 

GA02 

Incumbent Rep. Sanford Bishop, Jr.
Challenger Herman West, Jr.

 

GA03 

Incumbent Rep. Drew Ferguson
Challenger Chuck Enderlin

 

GA04

Incumbent Rep. Hank Johnson
Challenger Joe Profit

 

GA05

Incumbent Rep. John Lewis runs unopposed

 

GA06

Incumbent Rep. Karen Handel
July 24, 2018 Primary Runoff Election Candidates

 

GA07

Incumbent Rep. Rob Woodall
July 24, 2018 Primary Runoff Election Candidates

 

GA08

Incumbent Rep. Austin Scott runs unopposed

 

GA09

Incumbent Rep. Doug Collins
Challenger Josh McCall

 

GA10

Incumbent Rep. Jody Hice
Challenger Tabitha Johnson-Green

 

GA11

Incumbent Rep. Barry Loudermilk
Challenger Flynn D. Broady

 

GA12

Incumbent Rep. Rick Allen
Challenger Francys Johnson

 

GA13

Incumbent Rep. David Scott
Challenger David Callahan

 

GA14

Incumbent Rep. Tom Graves
Challenger Steven Foster

 

Georgia Senators

Senator Johnny Isakson
Senator David Perdue

 


Our members of Congress are in the best position to solve climate change. Know where your candidates stand on climate change—and vote climate!