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  • 1. Congress Demographics
  • 2. Age of Congress
  • 3. Gender of Congress
  • 4. Marital Status of Congress
  • 5. Top Religions of Congress
  • 6. Race of Congress
  • 7. Division of Congress
  • 8. Kay Bailey Hutchinson First elected in 1993 Re-elected in 1994, 2002, and again in 2006 Number of terms: 4 She was twice elected to the Texas House of Representatives. In 1990, she was elected Texas State Treasurer.
  • 9. John Cornyn First elected in 2002 Re-elected in 2008 Number of terms: 2 In 2007, years of hard work yielded the OPEN Government Act, our nation’s most sweeping reform of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in a decade.
  • 10.
    • Yr. elected 1987
    • 12th term Democrat from California 8th District.
    • Prev. Occupation: Public Relations Consultant
    • Prev. Political Exp.: no prior elected office
    • Birthdate: 03/26/1940
    • Religion: Catholic
    Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA 8th District) Speaker of the House
  • 11. Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD 5th District)
    • Yr. elected: 2006
    • 15th term Democrat from Maryland 5th District.
    • Yr. reelected: 2008
    • Prev. Occupation: Attorney
    • Prev. Political Exp.: MD Senate, 1967-79
    • Birthdate: 06/14/1939
    • Religion: Baptist
    Majority Leader
  • 12. Rep. John Boehner (R-OH 8th District)
    • Yr. elected: 1988
    • 10th term Republican from Ohio 8th District
    • Yr. reelected: 2008
    • Prev. Occupation: Businessman
    • Prev. Political Exp.: OH House, 1985-91
    • Birthdate: 11/17/1949
    • Religion: Catholic
    Minority Leader
  • 13.
    • Yr. elected: 1993
    • 9th term Democrat from South Carolina 6th District.
    • Yr. reelected: 2002, 2006
    • Prev. Occupation: Educator
    • Prev. Political Exp.: SC Human Affairs Commissioner, 1974-92
    • Religion: African Methodist Episcopal
    • Birthdate: 07/21/1940
    Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC 6th District) Majority whip
  • 14.
    • Yr. elected: 2000
    • 5th term Republican from Virginia 7th District.
    • Yr. reelected: 2008
    • Prev. Occupation: Attorney
    • Prev. Political Exp.: VA Assembly, 1992-2001
    • Birthdate: 06/06/1963
    • Religion: Jewish
    Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA 7th District) Minority Whip
  • 15. Senate Leaders
    • Info::
  • 16. President pro-tempre: Robert C. Boyd
    • 1951-53
    • 9 terms
    • Re-elected 1951 &1953
    • Previous occupation: attorney
    • Lives: North Wilkesboro, NC
    • Religion: Baptist
  • 17. Majority Leader: Harry Reid
    • 1969- 71
    • 4 terms
    • Re-elected 1971& 1977
    • Previous occupation: attorney
    • Lives: searchlight, NV
    • Religion: Mormon
  • 18. Minority Leader: Mitch McConnell
    • 1978- 1985
    • 5 terms
    • Not re-elected
    • Attorney and congressional aide
    • Sheffield, Al
    • Baptist
  • 19. Majority whip: Richard (Dick) Durbin
    • 1983- 97
    • 3 terms
    • not re-elected
    • Attorney
    • East st. lous, IL
    • Catholic
  • 20. Minority Whip: Jon Kyl
    • 1987-95
    • 3 terms
    • Re-elected : 1987
    • Attorney
    • Oakland, NE
    • Religion: Presbyterian
  • 21. Current Event 1 The US Congress must keep up pressure on China to revalue its currency despite Beijing's apparent new willingness to seek fresh sanctions on Iran.
  • 22. Current Event 2
    • Senators voted 60-34 today to consider a 30-day extension of unemployment benefits and COBRA subsidies for people long out of work.
    Senate Breaks Unemployment Filibuster

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