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Balance of Political Power in the 109th U.S. Congress
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109th House of Representatives

Republicans: 231
Democrats: 202
Independents: 1 
Vacant Seats:1
Total: 435

Vacant House Seats (1):  The Honorable Randy “Duke” Cunningham (R-California, 50th) resigned effective close of business December 1, 2005. Cunningham resigned after pleading guilty to taking $2.4 million in bribes in exchange for help in securing Defense Department contracts.

109th Senate

Republicans: 55
Democrats: 44
Independents: 1 (Sen. James Jeffords of Vermont)
Vacant Seats: 0 
Total: 100

Vice President Richard Chaney, as President of the Senate, votes only to break ties.

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