The House of Representatives is meant to be "the people's house," or the part of government most responsive to public opinion. Each state's representation in the House is based on population, with each state getting at least one member.
Membership House 435
To keep them responsive to the people, HOUSE members face reelection every two years, and the entire body is elected at the same time. A person must be twenty-five years old and a resident of the state he or she represents in order to run for a seat in the House.