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  1. 1. Waaa-Bam! By: Gus-Gus Michigan Kat
  2. 2. Demographics of Congress
  3. 3. Age of Congress Under 19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70-79 80 or older
  4. 4. !GENDER! MALE: 52% FEMALE: 48%
  5. 5. Marital Status Divorced Domestic Partner Married Single Widowed
  6. 6. Religion Protestant Catholic Jewish Mormon Orthodox Other Christian Other Religion Muslim Buddhist Slice 9 Unknown
  7. 7. Ethnicity African American Asian Caucasian Latino Other
  8. 8. Party Democratic Republican Independent Slice 4
  9. 9. OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND • 269 members served in state territorial legislatures • 214 members list their occupation as public service/politics • 204 members list law • 201 list business • 94 list education • 13 have served as white house staffers • 38 have been mayors • 24 were health care professionals (3 nurses, 2 dentists, 2 veterans, 2 psychologists) • 9 were in agriculture • 6 were engineers • 5 members are scientists • 3 physicists • 5 are former Peace Corps volunteers • 5 were former accountants • 4 members were sheriffs • 3 served as members of the cabinet • And many more 
  10. 10. Congressional Session • It is the 111th session. It consists of 541 elected officials from 50 states, 5 territories and District of Columbia. The Senate has 100 members and the House of Representatives has 435 and 6 non- voting delegates.
  11. 11. Congress Members from TEXAS Kay Bailey Hutchison •In 1993 she was elected into the Senate in a special election. Making her the first and to date the only women elected to represent the state. •A year later she was reelected to a full six terms. And reelected in 2006. She is up for reelection in 2012. •She went to law school • twice elected into the house of representatives •In 1990 she was elected Texas state treasurer. •Was the author of 3 books
  12. 12. Congress Members from TEXAS John Cornyn •He was elected for his first term in November of 2002 •In 2008 he had a second term •Up for reelection in 2014 •He spent 6 years being a district judge •Was elected as a Republican into the Texas Supreme court. Where he served seven years •Was a texas attorney general
  13. 13. Congress member from our district • One representative Joe Barton • Phone number is: (202)225-2002 • Served in the 6th congressional district of Texas since 1984 • Born in Waco Texas • 2 children • Assumed office January 3, 1985 • Political party: Republican • Up for reelection in 2010 • Served Ooh la la!
  14. 14. •We are in the sixth district…
  15. 15. U.S. House Senate Leaders
  16. 16. President of the Senate- Joseph R. Biden Jr. • First Elected- January 3, 1973 • Up for Reelection- November 6, 2012 • Previous Political Work- Chairman of the Senate Committee, Judiciary member, Chairman of the Senate Committee of Foreign Relations • Home state- Delaware
  17. 17. President Pro Tempore- Robert C. Byrd • Year elected- November 4, 1958 • Year up for Reelection- November 6, 1012 • Previous Political Work- U.S. House of Representatives, West Virginia Senate, West Virginia House of Delegates • Home State- West Virginia
  18. 18. Majority Leader- Harry Reid • Year Elected- November 4, 1986 • Year up for Reelection- November 2, 2010 • Political work- U.S. House of Representatives, Nevada Lieutenant Governor, Nevada Stat Assembly • Home State- Nevada
  19. 19. Assistant Majority Leader (Democratic Whip)- Richard Durbin • Year Elected- January 3, 1997 •Up for Reelection- 2012 •Previous Political Work- Member of the House of Representatives •Home State- Illinois
  20. 20. Minority Leader- Mitch McConnell • Year Elected- November 6, 1984 • Year up for Reelection- November 4, 2014 • Previous Political Work- Jefferson County Judge/Executive • Hometown- Kentucky
  21. 21. Assistant Minority Leader (Republican Whip)- Jon Kyl • Year Elected- November 8, 1994 • Year up for Reelection- November 6, 2012 • Previous Political Work- U.S. House of Representatives • Home State- Arizona
  22. 22. House Leaders!
  23. 23. Speaker of the House- Nancy Pelosi (202)225-4965 Year Elected- June 2, 1987 Next Election- November 2, 2010 Previous Political Work- State Chair for California, Democratic Party Co-Chair, Chair on National Platform committee Home State- California
  24. 24. • Majority Leader- Steny Hoyer • (202)225-4131 • Elected- May 19, 1981 • Up for Reelection- November 2, 2010 • Previous Political Work- Maryland State Senate, Maryland’s State Board for Education • Home town- Maryland
  25. 25. • Majority Whip- James E. Clyburn • (202)225-3315 • Year First Elected- November 3, 1992 • Up for reelection- November 2, 2010 • Previous Political Work- South Carolina Human Affairs Comissioner • Home state- South Carolina
  26. 26. • Minority Leader- John Boehner • (202)225-6205 • First Year Elected- November 6, 1990 • Up for Reelection- November 2, 2010 • Previous Political Work- Ohio House of Representatives, Union Township Board of Trustees • Home state- Ohio
  27. 27. • Minority Whip- Eric Cantor • (202)225-2815 • Year first Elected- November 7, 2000 • Up for Reelection- November 2, 2010 • Previous Political Work- NONE • Home State- Virginia
  28. 28. CURRENT EVENTS!!!!!
  29. 29. • The Senate conveys at 10:00 a.m. ET. Following Morning Business, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of the conference report to accompany H.R.2892, appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security. Later, Senate leaders will decide on when to hold a cloture vote on the motion to proceed to S.1776, Medicare Physicians Fairness Act. • Rules and endorsements for products; the change means individual bloggers will have to say if they were paid or received a gift for a review they wrote over a product online
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