Before coming into office, Members of Congress are required to pledge an oath to uphold the Constitution. The Constitution places very few requirements on their eligibility. Members must be 25 years of age, and they must reside in the state they wish to represent. They don’t even have to live in their district! These seem like small things to ask, but it has proved a challenge for some Members.
For instance, it’s been revealed that Sen. Roberts hasn’t lived in Kansas for many years. Similarly, it would appear that Rules Committee Chairman and Boehner ally, Pete Sessions, perfers the fair palm trees of Florida to his native Texas. According to this video, he lists his place of residence as an empty apartment in a shabby old building. Learn more: