Member of Congress


Member of Congress
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A Member of Congress (MC) is a term used for a politician who has become qualified, appointed or elected, and inducted into some official body (or congress), typically to represent a particular constituency in a legislature.[1] In countries with a parliament rather than a congress, the term Member of Parliament (MP) is often used instead.

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In the United States, the term Congress refers jointly to both chambers or "houses" of that country's national bicameral legislature; the term Member of Congress there applies to members of both the upper house Senate and the lower House of Representatives. Rather than "Member of Congress", the more typical honorifics and terms of address are "Senator" (or "U.S. Senator") and "Representative" (or "U.S. Representative"). In the United States, U.S. Representatives are sometimes referred to by the terms Congressman, Congresswoman and Congressperson; the terms are a bit ambiguous, since technically, Senators are congressmen/congresswomen, too.

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