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Congress 539 Members By: Chelsea Morgan
83% Male 17% Women Gender of Congressman
Marital Status <1 % Domestic Partner 21% separated 3% are Widowed 5% are divorced 7% are Single 85% are married
Congressmen from Texas
We are in the 6 th district of Texas
Texas has 30 representatives.
John Cornyn Born in Houston, Texas Previous Job: attorney Elected in 2002 which was his first term served
Kay Bailey Hutchison
First women voted to represent Texas
Elected in 1993
Born in Galveston, Texas
VP of the National Transportation Safety Board
S E N A T E
Vice President Joe Biden is the president of the Senate
Elected in 2008
First term as President of the senate
Up for reelection in 2012
Has served 6 terms in the senate.
He is from Delaware
President Pro Tempore Is Robert Byrd He is from West Virginia First elected January 3, 1959 He is the oldest member
The Senate Majority leader is Harry Reid He is from Nevada He is the first member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day saints to serve as Majority leader Was elected in 2005 Was elected Lieutenant in 1970.
The Minority Leader of the Senate is Mitch McConnell
He is from Kentucky
First elected in 2006
Before election he was an intern under John Cooper
The assistant Majority leader is Richard Durbin
He is from Illinois
Elected in 2007
Before Senator he owned a law firm
The Assistant Minority Leader of the Senate is Jon Kyl
He is from Arizona
Elected in 1994
Served as editor-in-chief of the Arizona Law Review
House of Representatives
Speaker Of The House The speaker is Nancy Pelosi Elected into senate in 1987 but has been speaker since 2003. Political work: recently blocked impeachment of George W Bush. From California
He is from Virginia
Has been in his current position since 2008 but has been in the senate since 2000
Political work: Chairman on the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare
Was elected in 1981 but has been in his current position since 2006.
Political Career: Deals with issues like gun rights, abortion, privacy and social issues.
Elected in 1992 but has been in his current position since 2008.
Political: Education, labor, environment and conservation.
From South Carolina.
1) The Senate will vote on the health care plan on Tuesday.
2) Considering a bill that will not allow banks to charge an overdraft fee on cash machines or debit card transactions.
3)Many congressmen debate it is way to early to send more troops to Afghanistan.
4)Federal Regulators want Congress to put a stop to all the radioactive waste dumping in the United States because Congress are the only ones that can stop it.
5)A democrat from New York was acquitted for smashing glass in his girl friends face.