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A Congressman is an individual who has been elected and inducted into the Federal Congress in Olympus Village on Mars. The term is used to refer to both male and female members of Federal Congress. Congressmen represent a particular constituency, generally multiple star systems.[1] The number of Congressmen has been limited to 500 members since 2594, when Congress approved a law to streamline its structure; before this, every Federal member state was entitled to its own Congressman, which excessively slowed down Congress's ability to make decisions.[2]

Congressmen are elected for an eight year term by the citizens of the Federation, with a "vote of no confidence" after four years. If the vote of no confidence succeeds then a new election takes place and the member of congress can be replaced or re-elected. Congressmen are barred from serving multiple consecutive terms. A congressman can become President immediately after their term.[1][3]

They can also hold other office such as chairing committees. They're not allowed to have corporate interests that conflict with their political roles.[1]

Anyone can stand for election. They do not need to be backed by a political party or minor faction, but it helps. Corporations generally do push (and fund) their chosen candidates or parties (eg Hudson), as do other special interest groups.[1]

List of known Congressmen

Current

Name Constituency Other Titles/Positions
Bai Zheng
Faye[4]
Felicia Winters Rhea Shadow President for the Liberal Party
Acting Federal President (formerly)
Secretary of State (formerly)
George Fallside Mars Non-executive director for Core Dynamics
Harlan Turk Duamta
Isolde Rochester Altair Shadow Vice President for the Liberal Party
Jacob Harris
Jefferson[5] Secretary of State for Finance
Kristine Lasky
McRand[4]
Silvia Calhoon Aulin

Former

Name Constituency Other Titles/Positions
Edgar Santiago Shadow Vice President for the Liberal Party
Ethan Naylor Siren Federal Vice President
Jane Garvey[6] Dulos
Jerome Archer Federal Vice President
Secretary of Security (formerly)
Director of the Federal Intelligence Agency (formerly)
Marcus Albertson[7] Sanna
Morgan Unwin[8]
Raul Santorini Tau Ceti Governor of Tau Ceti
Rory Priest[9] Altair
Tyrell Biggs Mars Federal President
Zachary Hudson Nanomam Federal President
Shadow President for the Republican Party (formerly)

References

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