The legislative power of one of the planet''s biggest superpowers is in the hands of 535 men and women. Representing their voters in both the Senate and the House, these politicians decide on matters like foreign policy, taxes, economy, education, health care and so on. Congress elections – along with the presidential race – are probably among the most important milestones in United States politics. Obtaining the majority allows a party to exercise control, thus politicians are willing to spend millions of dollars for campaign tours, TV ads and every other imaginable method that would convince their voters. In order to find out more about one of the most important political institutions in the United States – the Congress, its structure and chambers – read this book.