Member of Congress Law and Legal Definition

A Member of Congress is term used for a politician who is a member of a congress. A member of Congress is also known as Congressman, Congresswoman or Congressperson.

In the United States, the term applies to a U.S. Senator; a Representative in, or a Delegate or Resident Commissioner to, the House of Representatives. A member of Congress is accorded many privileges like they cannot be arrested during the session of congress, except for treason, felony, or breach of the peace.