Convening Jan. 3, the 115th United States Congress includes six LCMS congregation members who served in the previous session — five members of the House of Representatives and one senator. All of them are Republicans.
Re-elected in November, LCMS members serving in the House are Dr. Larry Bucshon (R-Ind.), Glenn Grothman (R-Wis.), Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.), Dave Reichert (R-Wash.) and John Shimkus (R-Ill.).
In the Senate, Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) was elected to a six-year term in 2014.
Posted January 20, 2017 / Updated January 22, 2017 (The story and its headline are changed from initially reporting that seven LCMS members serve in the 115th session of Congress. Cynthia Lummis, who was incorrectly reported as having been re-elected to the House of Representatives in November, was not re-electeed. )