Legislative Alert: 115th U.S. Congress Now Under Way

The 115th U.S. Congress is officially under way. In early January 2017, all 435 recently elected members of the U.S. House of Representatives were sworn in for a two-year term and the 34 U.S. senators elected in November 2016 were sworn in for six-year terms.

This Congress has had a busy start, with eight separate confirmation hearings for cabinet-level secretary positions in mid-January 2017, including those for U.S. Attorney General and the Homeland Security, Transportation, State, Education, Defense, Housing and Urban Development, and Commerce secretaries.