American Congress

The American Congress is the legislative branch of the United States federal government. It is bicameral, consisting of two chambers: the House of Representatives and the Senate. The House of Representatives has 435 members who the people from congressional districts in each state elect. The Senate has 100 members, two from each state, who the people of their respective states elect. The American Congress makes laws, declares war, and regulates commerce. It also has the power to confirm or reject presidential appointments, impeach and remove executive or judicial officers, and ratify treaties.


Topic A:

Addressing the Overturning of Roe V. Wade and rights of abortion

Topic C:

Analyzing the current gun control policy


João Gonçalves

American Congress Head Chair

Hi, delegates, My name is João Gonçalves and I am proud to serve as Chair of the US House of Representatives for the 2023 edition of SALMUN! I have participated in many MUN conferences since 6th grade but it's my first time chairing a legislative council. I started to participate more in Model United Nations events as a way to meet new people and learn about topics that are affecting the world, up until now, MUN has been an important part of my academic life. When I am not studying or at school, you would find me swimming or watching movies. I sincerely hope MUN and specifically this conference helps all  delegates, specially new ones achieve success. Together with Joao Davi and the secretariat, we are planning the best committee possible for the delegates. In case you have any questions, feel free to contact me at, 

 João Davi

American Congress Vice Chair

Hello, delegates, my name is João Davi, and I’m honored to have the opportunity to be the Vice-Chair of the US House of Representatives at SALMUN! This will be my seventh conference, and my second as a Chair. I really like how MUN makes it possible for anyone to practice their leading skills and how it helps people to lose the fear of public speaking. When I’m not at school, I will probably be watching a amovie or walking in circles at my house while reflecting about the most useless topic you can think of. Together with João Gonçalves and the Secretariat, we wish to make the most accessible committee as possible, so everyone can participate and discuss. If you want to talk to me feel free to send me an email: