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Congress (the Senate and the House of Representatives) is the legislative branch, whose members are elected by *direct vote* (the people cast individual votes); in this way, Congress was designed to represent the citizenry (the House) and the States (the Senate); substantively, however, this isn't necessarily the case: Congressional members can only reflect the concerns of those who vote and fulfill their civic duties, or respond to fiduciary inducements from lobbyists and campaign contributors and other outside influences that skew the intentions and purpose of having a representative form of government.

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Q: Why congress is not representative of the citizens who elect them?
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