There are 435 representatives in the House and have been since the number was fixed by law in 1911. Each House representative is elected to a two-year term serving the people of a specific congressional district in a state. Each state receives representation in the House in proportion to the size of its population but is entitled to at least one representative. This means that states with large populations have more representatives than small states have.

Among other duties, representatives introduce bills and resolutions, offer amendments and serve on committees.

According to the U.S. Constitution, representatives must meet the following requirements: 

  • At least 25 years old
  • A U.S. citizen for at least seven years
  • A resident of the state he or she represents

Shamaine Daniels

Shamaine A. Daniels is a three-term Councilwoman for the City of Harrisburg where she reduced red tape and lowered fees for opening small businesses, doubled penalties for slumlords, and invested in youth programming. She has also been an educator and attorney for well over a decade. About half of her legal career was spent defending workers’ rights and civil rights and the second half of her legal career has been spent helping American citizens and immigrants navigate our complex immigration system. She has consistently served the most vulnerable populations in our Commonwealth: Victims of domestic violence and sexual assault abandoned and neglected children, workers, seniors, and individuals with disabilities. Daniels migrated to the United States from Venezuela in her teens and received her B.A. in Political Science/International Relations and Sociology from West Chester University of Pennsylvania and her J.D. and M.A. in Women’s Studies from the University of Cincinnati and its College of Law.



OR Checks can be made to Daniels for Congress and mailed to 2018 N. 3rd St, Harrisburg, Pa 17102

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