If you are looking for reliable sources of information on United States senators and representatives, check out the following helpful links.

House & Senate

Congressional Profile
This page is maintained by the Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives and offers a brief overview of the House and the Senate.

Membership of the 113th Congress: A Profile
This report, written by Government Information Research Specialist Jennifer E. Manning, was published on February 28, 2013. (Keep in mind that the report does not reflect any changes that may have occurred after that publication date.) Statistical
information includes selected characteristics of representatives and senators (such as average age, occupation, education, gender, and ethnicity). Once a new edition of the report is published, it will be made available under the U.S. Politics and Governmentsection on the Congressional Research Service Reports page.

Representatives and Senators: Trends in Member Characteristics Since 1945
This report, written by Specialist in American National Government R. Eric Petersen, was published on February 17, 2012. (Keep in mind that the report does not reflect any changes that may have occurred after that publication date.) This report covers several characteristics of members of congress, including their age, education, and previous occupations, as well as how the characteristics of congressional members have changed over time.

The Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
This is a database of representatives and senators from 1774 to the present. To narrow your search, select a position and year. For instance, if you want information on current representatives, choose representative as the position and 2013 as the year. This is a great place to begin your research!

African American Members of the United States Congress: 1870-2012
This report, written by government information research specialist Jennifer E. Manning and senior specialist in government and finance Colleen J. Shogan, was published on November 26, 2012. (Keep in mind that the report does not reflect any changes that may have occurred after that publication date.) Once a new edition of the report is published, it will be made available under the U.S. Politics and Government section on the Congressional Research Service Reports page.

Black Americans in Congress
Select 113th (2013-2015) to get a list of African Americans who are currently serving as senators or representatives.

Women in the United States Congress: 1917-2012
This report, written by government information research specialist Jennifer E. Manning and assistant director and senior specialist Colleen J. Shogan, was published on November 26, 2012. (Keep in mind that the report does not reflect any changes that may have occurred after that publication date.) Once a new edition of the report is published, it will be made available under the U.S. Politics and Government section on the Congressional Research Service Reports page.

Women in Congress
Select 113th (2013-2015) to get a list of women who are currently serving as senators or representatives.

House

House Press Gallery Demographics
Lists of Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, African Americans, American Indians, and women currently serving in the House.

U.S. House of Representatives Member Biographical Information
This page offers links such as House Members Who Became Members of the Supreme Court and House Members Who Became President or Presidential Candidates.

Directory of Representatives
If you need more information about United States representatives, check out this list of current representatives. Each representative’s name links to his or her website.

Senate

Statistics and Lists on Senators
This page offers links to biographical and statistical information such as minorities,women, physicians, and siblings in the senate.

Senators of the 113th Congress
If you need more information about United States senators, check this list of current senators. Each senator’s name links to his or her website.