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