is the 47th and current Vice President of the United States
Biden was first elected to the Senate in 1972 and became the sixth-youngest senator in U.S. history. He was re-elected to the Senate six times, was the fourth most senior senator at the time of his resignation, and is the 14th-longest serving Senator in history .
Biden is the first Roman Catholic and the first Delawarean to become Vice President of the United States .
Harry Mason Reid (born December 2, 1939) is the senior United States Senator from Nevada and a member of the Democratic Party . He has been the Senate's Majority Leader since January 2007.
Reid has been leader of the Senate Democrats since 2005, serving as Minority Leader from 2005 until the Democrats won control of the Senate in the 2006 congressional elections . He is the first member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to serve as Majority Leader.
Addison Mitchell "Mitch" McConnell, Jr. (born February 20, 1942) is the senior United States Senator from Kentucky . He was chosen by his Republican colleagues as the Minority Leader in November 2006, making him the top-ranking Republican in the 110th Congress
McConnell won re-election in 2008 against Democratic challenger Bruce Lunsford .
On January 6, 2009, Nancy Pelosi was sworn in as Speaker of the House of Representatives of the 111th Congress
Nancy Pelosi made history in 2007, shattering the marble ceiling to become the first woman to serve as Speaker of House
She worked with the new President to pass the pass the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to provide relief for American families, create or save 3.5 million American jobs, and to get our economy moving again .
She graduated from Trinity College in Washington, D.C. She and her husband, Paul Pelosi, a native of San Francisco, have five grown children and eight grandchildren.
Congressman Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland's Fifth Congressional District was first elected to serve as House Majority Leader in November 2006 and again in 2008 by his colleagues in the Democratic Caucus, after serving as the Democratic Whip in the previous two Congresses.
Now serving his 15th term in Congress, he also became the longest-serving Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland in history on June 4, 2007.
Eric Cantor is a fifth-term congressman representing the Seventh District of Virginia. He recently won re-election to Congress in November 2008.
In December 2008, Eric was elected to serve as the Republican Whip. Eric also holds a seat on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, which has direct jurisdiction over taxes, trade, Social Security, Medicare, prescription drugs for seniors, health care and welfare reform.
He serves as Chairman of the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare.