The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced updates to four answers on the U.S. history and government (civics) test for those seeking naturalization as U.S. citizens. The updated answers to the following questions are effective immediately.
Question 20 – Who is one of your state’s U.S. Senators now?
- Answer – Give the name of one of your state’s current U.S. senators. For a list of current members, please visit senate.gov. Answers will vary. [District of Columbia residents and residents of U.S. territories should answer that D.C. (or the territory where the applicant lives) has no U.S. senators.]
Question 23 – Name your U.S. Representative.
- Answer – Give the name of your current U.S. representative. For a list of current members, please visit house.gov. Answers will vary. [Residents of territories with nonvoting delegates or resident commissioners may provide the name of that delegate or commissioner. Also acceptable is any statement that the territory has no (voting) representatives in Congress.]
Question 43 – Who is the Governor of your state now?
- Give the name of your state’s current governor. For a list of current governors, please visit usa.gov/states-and-territories. Answers will vary. [District of Columbia residents should answer that D.C. does not have a governor]
Question 47 – What is the name of the Speaker of the House of Representatives now?
- The House of Representatives generally elects the speaker of the House on the first day of every new Congress. The answer may change after the election. Give the name of the current speaker of the House. Visit uscis.gov/citizenship/testupdates for the name of the speaker of the House of Representatives.
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