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118th United States Congress: A Survey of Books Written by Members

This guide lists titles authored or contributed by Members of the 118th Congress and that are currently available in the Library of Congress collections.


Carol M. Highsmith, photographer. House Members Room. Light of Research (green) panel in the Spectrum of Light ceiling mural by Carl Gutherz. Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, D.C. 2010. Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division.

This guide provides a list of books written by Members of the 118th U.S. Congress that are available in the general collections of the Library of Congress. If a book is not listed here, it may be because of the published format of the title (e.g., audio, ebook, etc.) or, because the book has not yet been received at the Library from the publisher.

The 118th Congress convened on January 3, 2023, and will end on January 3, 2025. It is made up of 435 voting Representatives and 100 Senators. The Republicans hold the majority in the House of Representatives (222-213), while the Democrats hold the majority in the Senate, with all three Independents caucusing with the 48 Democrats, and the 49 Republicans in the minority. Continuing with the trends of previous years, it is a diverse body. According to the Congressional Research Service [PDF], there are:

  • 61 African Americans (58 Representatives and 3 Senators)
  • 59 Hispanic and Latino Members (53 Representatives and 6 Senators)
  • 18 Asian/Pacific Islander Americans (16 Representatives and 2 Senators)
  • 5 Native Americans (4 Representatives and 1 Senator)
  • 150 women (125 Representatives and 25 Senators)

At the beginning of the 118th Congress, the average age of House Members was 57.9 years; it was 64 years for Senators.

Most Members of this Congress have education beyond a high school diploma; almost 94% of House Members and 99% of Senators have a bachelor's degree. Meanwhile nearly one third of Representatives and just over half of Senators have law degrees; and there are 26 Members (21 in the House and 5 in the Senate) with medical degrees.

There is also diversity in the occupational backgrounds of these Members of Congress. While many have backgrounds in law, politics, business, education or the military, several Members have been farmers or ranchers; journalists; or restaurant owners, among many other occupations. There are also a former astronaut in the Senate and a prolific author in the House.

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