HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FACTS
1. Voters elect U.S. Representatives in even-numbered years, on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.
2. Representatives make $174,000 per year (2009). They have the same health and retirement benefits as other federal employees.
3. The House can expel a member with a two-thirds vote. When a member is expelled he or she is removed from office.
4. The District of Columbia and the U.S. Territories do not have representation in either House of Congress.
5. Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution sets three qualifications for representatives: (1) be at least twenty-five years old; (2) have been a citizen of the United States for the past seven years; and (3) be (at the time of the election) an inhabitant of the state they represent.