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  1. 1. Government Project By: Brandon Gilbert
  2. 2. Demographics of Congress
  3. 3. Congress Religion <ul><li>Most members in congress are protestant </li></ul><ul><li>The second highest number of members is to Baptist religion. </li></ul><ul><li>14 mormons </li></ul><ul><li>45 jewish </li></ul><ul><li>161 catholic </li></ul>
  4. 4. Senators of Texas <ul><li>Kay Bailey Hutchison who is a republican. </li></ul><ul><li>John Cornyn who is also a republican </li></ul>
  5. 5. Kay Bailey Hutchison <ul><li>-First female elected to US Senate by Texas. </li></ul><ul><li>-She was elected in 1993 </li></ul><ul><li>-in 2000 she was reelected for another 6 year term. </li></ul>
  6. 6. John Cornyn <ul><li>After serving as a district judge for six years, he was elected to the Texas Supreme Court in 1990 and reelected in 1996. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1997, he resigned from the Texas Supreme Court and ran for Attorney General. He was the first Republican to win that office since Reconstruction. </li></ul><ul><li>He was elected to the United States Senate on November 5, 2002, winning over 55 percent of all votes cast. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Representative of Texas <ul><li>- Joe Barton </li></ul><ul><li>was first elected to serve the Sixth District of Texas in 1984 </li></ul><ul><li>Joe Barton was born on September 15, 1949 </li></ul><ul><li>In 2004, he was selected by his colleagues to be the Chairman of the House Committee on Energy & Commerce </li></ul>
  8. 8. 6 th District of Texas
  9. 9. Senate Leaders
  10. 10. Joe Biden <ul><li>is the 47th and current Vice President of the United States </li></ul><ul><li>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 . </li></ul><ul><li>Biden is the first Roman Catholic and the first Delawarean to become Vice President of the United States . </li></ul>
  11. 11. Robert C. Byrd <ul><li>On June 11, 2006, Byrd became the longest serving U.S. Senator in the history of the Republic and, in November 2006, he was elected to an unprecedented ninth full term in the Senate. </li></ul><ul><li>Currently, Byrd is the President pro tempore, or the second highest ranking official in the United States Senate and the highest ranking senator in the majority party. </li></ul><ul><li>Mrs. Byrd passed away on March 25, 2006 after battling a long illness. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Harry Reid <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Mitch McConnell <ul><li>Addison Mitchell &quot;Mitch&quot; 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 </li></ul><ul><li>McConnell won re-election in 2008 against Democratic challenger Bruce Lunsford . </li></ul>
  14. 14. Robert Durbin
  15. 15. Jon Kyl <ul><li>Jon Llewellyn Kyl (born April 5, 1942) is the Republican junior U.S. Senator representing Arizona . He is currently the Senate Minority Whip , tasked with maintaining party discipline </li></ul><ul><li>He ran for the House of Representatives in 1986 and then the United States Senate in 1994. He has been in the Senate since 1994. </li></ul><ul><li>Kyl served in the House of Representatives from 1987 to 1995 </li></ul>