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    • Government Assignment John Thorn Scott Kersey Jeremy Black
    • Age of Congress Members
    • Marital Status
    • Gender
    • Religion
    • Ethnicity
    • Occupational Background
    • Occupational Background
    • Congressional Session
      • This 111 th congressional session is in its first session which lasts from January 6 th - October 30 2009.
    • Senators From Texas
              • Sen. John Cornyn
              • Elected 2002
              • Served 1 term
              • Up for re-election 2015
              • District Judge, TX supreme court, TX Attorney General
              • Texas
              • Owns several firearms hunts as often as he can
    • Senators From Texas
            • Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison
            • Elected in 1993
            • Served 3 terms
            • Up for re-election 2012
            • TX House, TX treasurer
            • Texas
            • First woman to represent TX
    • District 6
    • The Senate
    • President of the Senate
      • Joseph R. Biden Jr. (Delaware)
      • Elected in 1973
      • Served six terms
      • Up for re-election 2012
      • Worked as Democrat for New Castle County Council
    • President Pro Tempore
      • Robert C. Byrd (West Virginia)
      • Worked in West Virginia House and West Virginia Senate
      • Elected in 1959
      • Served one term from 2007 to 2011
    • Majority Leader
      • Harry Reid (Nevada)
      • Worked in Nevada Assembly
      • Elected in 2005
      • Re election 2011
    • Assistant Majority Leader
      • Richard Durbin (Illinois)
      • Worked in U.S. House
      • Elected in 2005
      • Two terms from 2005 to 2011
    • Minority Leader
      • Mitch McConnell (Kentucky)
      • Worked as Jefferson Co. Judge Executive
      • Elected in 2007
      • One term 2007 - 2011
    • Assistant Minority Leader
      • Jon Kyl (Arizona)
      • Worked in U.S. House
      • Elected in 1994
      • One term 2007 - 2011
    • House Leaders
    • Speaker of the House
      • Nancy Pelosi (Maryland)
      • No prior elected office
      • Elected in 2006
      • One term 2007 - 2011
    • Minority Leader
      • John Boehner (Ohio)
      • Worked in Ohio House
      • Elected in 2006
      • One term 2007 - 2011
    • Minority Whip
      • Eric Cantor (Virginia)
      • Worked in Virginia assembly (1992-2001)
      • Elected in 2008
    • Majority Leader
      • Steny Hoyer (New York)
      • Worked in Maryland Senate
      • Elected in 2006
      • One term 2007 - 2011
    • Majority Whip
      • James Clyburn (South Carolina)
      • Worked in South Carolina human affairs commissioner (1974-1992)
      • Elected in 2008
      • One term 2007 - 2011
    • Current Events
    • Many Bills…but Few Laws
      • At a recent Congressional session nearly 15,000 bills were proposed, but less than 6% of those were passed into laws.
    • Link to Brain Cancer
      • Congress is being urged to look into and possibly take action on the thought of cell phones possibly being a link to brain cancer. The same kind of link that smoking has to lung cancer.
    • Tax Cut
      • Recently, a $787 billion stimulus bill was passed in an effort rush government spending in order cut taxes to help with the recession that is currently taking place.
    • Steroid Use
      • Congress is now taking interest in baseball and discussing the fact and problem of professional baseball players using illegal steroids.