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112th Congress (2011–2013)

Congressional Profile

Total Membership:

  • 435 Representatives
  • 5 Delegates
  • 1 Resident Commissioner

Party Divisions:*

  • 193 Democrats
  • 242 Republicans

*Party division totals are based on election day results.

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Congress Overview

A divided government complicated legislative work during the 112th Congress. Unable to reach deals on a number of issues, the Republican-controlled House and the Democratic Senate passed emergency measures to prevent a government shutdown and avoid defaulting on the country’s debt. After long talks between the Speaker and the President, a “grand bargain” of tax hikes and spending cuts collapsed, leaving a Senate bill to raise the debt ceiling. A House-Senate panel tasked with reducing deficits failed to outline a plan, triggering a series of automatic spending cuts called sequestration.

Member Information

  • Official Alphabetical List of Members for the 112th Congress [PDF]
  • Official List of Members by State for the 112th Congress [PDF]
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Committee Information

Leadership & Officers

Speaker of the House:
John Boehner (R–OH)
Majority Leader:
Eric Cantor (R–VA)
Minority Leader:
Nancy Pelosi (D–CA)
Democratic Whip:
Steny Hoyer (D–MD)
Republican Whip:
Kevin McCarthy (R–CA)
Democratic Caucus Chairman:
John Larson (D–CT)
Republican Conference Chairman:
Jeb Hensarling (R–TX)
Clerk of the House:
Karen L. Haas
Chief Administrative Officer:
Daniel J. Strodel
Sergeant at Arms:
Paul Irving
Chaplain of the House:
Daniel P. Coughlin – Roman Catholic 1
Patrick J. Conroy – Roman Catholic
John V. Sullivan
Thomas J. Wickham, Jr. 2

To view complete lists of individuals who have served in these leadership and official positions since the 1st Congress, visit the People section

Legislative Activities

Committee Reports (
Committee Reports for the 112th Congress
Congressional Record (
Congressional Record for the 112th Congress
House Calendar
House Calendar (PDF)
House and Senate Days-In-Session Calendars (
Days-in-Session Calendars
House Journal (
House Journal
Legislation of the 112th Congress (
Bill Summary & Status for the 112th Congress
Public Laws (
Public Laws 112th Congress
Reports to be Made to Congress (GPO);
112th Congress, 1st Session (House Document No. 112-4) [PDF]
Roll Call Votes
112th Congress, (2011)
112th Congress, (2012)

Discharge Petitions

Number Date Petition to Discharge
No. 0001 July 6, 2011 the Committee on Rules from the consideration of the resolution entitled (H.Res. 310), a resolution providing for the consideration of the bill (H.R. 639) to amend title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930 to clarify that countervailing duties may be imposed to address subsidies relating to a fundamentally undervalued currency of any foreign country (H.Res. 310)
No. 0002 July 14, 2011 the Committees on Armed Services and Transportation and Infrastructure from the consideration of the bill (H.R. 1297) entitled, a bill to appropriate such funds as may be necessary to ensure that members of the Armed Forces, including reserve components thereof, continue to receive pay and allowances for active service performed when a funding gap caused by the failure to enact interim or full-year appropriations for the Armed Forces occurs, which results in the furlough of nonemergency personnel and the curtailment of Government activities and services (H.R. 1297)
No. 0003 February 1, 2012 the Committees on Financial Services, Agriculture, House Administration, the Judiciary, Ethics, and Rules from the consideration of the bill (H.R. 1148) entitled, a bill to prohibit commodities and securities trading based on nonpublic information relating to Congress, to require additional reporting by Members and employees of Congress of securities transactions, and for other purposes (H.R. 1148)
No. 0004 July 12, 2012 the Committees on House Administration and the Judiciary from the consideration of the bill (H.R. 4010) entitled, a bill to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to provide for additional disclosure requirements for corporations, labor organizations, and other entities, and for other purposes (H.R. 4010)
No. 0005 September 13, 2012 the Committee on Rules from the consideration of the resolution (H.Res. 739) entitled, a resolution providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 6083) to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2017, and for other purposes (H. Res. 739)
No. 0006 December 4, 2012 the Committees on Ways and Means and the Budget from the consideration of the bill (H.R. 15) entitled, a bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide tax relief to middle-class families (H.R. 15)


1Reverend Daniel P. Coughlin resigned as Chaplain on May 25, 2011, and was succeeded by Reverend Patrick J. Conroy on May 25, 2011.

2Appointed due to Sullivan’s retirement. See, Congressional Record, 112th Cong., 2nd sess., (February 28, 2012): H974.