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116th United States Congress: A Survey of Books Written by Members

Comprised of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate, the 116th Congress convened on January 3, 2019, and will end on January 3, 2021. This list includes titles authored by members currently available in the Library of Congress collections.

Introduction

Carol M. Highsmith, photographer. House Members Room. View of room, with mosaic panel entitled Law by Frederick Dielman, in background. Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, D.C. 2010. Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division.

This guide lists books held at Library of Congress written by Members of 116th U.S. Congress. If a book is not listed here, it is because of the format (audio, ebook) or it has not yet been received from the publisher.

The 116th Congress convened on January 3, 2019, and will run through January of 2021. It is currently the most diverse Congress in history, with 128 non-white Members and 131 women. The average age of Members of the House at the beginning of the 116th Congress was 57.6 years; of Senators, 62.9 years.

There are a total of 435 Representatives and 100 Senators, with Democrats holding the House majority and Republicans holding a majority in the Senate. Most Members have college degrees (96%) and come from a variety of backgrounds. Law, politics, and business are the primary occupational fields represented by Congress, but there are 16 physicians, 5 dentists, and even 3 veterinarians.

Biographical information for each author included in this guide is available on the Congress.gov website: