2016 Student App Competition is LIVE!
More than 175 districts have launched competitions for students to use their coding and creative skills to develop apps (mobile, web) and make a short video to tell us about it. We’ve extended the deadline to January 21, 2016 at 3 PM Eastern Time.
The full list is on the “Challenges” tab to the left of this text. Go to that page and find your local congressional representative for details, rules, and how to enter. If you have any questions, please post them on the discussion board here or on the specific competition page.
About the U.S. House of Representatives:
The U.S. House of Representatives makes and passes federal laws. It is one of Congress’s two chambers (the other is the U.S. Senate), and part of the federal government’s legislative branch. The number of voting representatives in the House is fixed by law at no more than 435, proportionally representing the population of the 50 states.
Each representative, also referred to as a congressman or congresswoman, is elected to a two-year term serving the people of a specific congressional district. Among other duties, representatives introduce bills and resolutions, offer amendments and serve on committees. The number of representatives with full voting rights is 435, with the number of representatives per state proportionate to its population.
Currently, there are five delegates representing the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. A resident commissioner represents Puerto Rico. The delegates and resident commissioner possess the same powers as other members of the House, except that they may not vote when the House is meeting as the House of Representatives.
To be elected, a representative must be at least 25 years old, a United States citizen for at least seven years and an inhabitant of the state he or she represents. For more information, visit www.house.gov.