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  1. 1. Congress Project Alejandra Guzman, Reen Heer, Chrisitina Gallegos Mrs. Long
  2. 2. Demographics of Congress <ul><li>Age </li></ul>78 >70 175 60-69 187 50-59 76 40-49 19 30-39 1 20-29
  3. 3. Demographics of Congress <ul><li>Gender </li></ul>443 Male 93 Female
  4. 4. Demographics of Congress <ul><li>Marital Status </li></ul>14 Widowed 36 Single 457 Married 1 Engaged 2 Domestic Partner 29 Divorced
  5. 5. Demographics of Congress <ul><li>Party </li></ul>218 Republicans 2 Independents 316 Democrats
  6. 6. Demographics of Congress <ul><li>Ethnicity </li></ul>1 Vietnamese 1 Pacific Islander 25 Hispanic 458 Caucasian 8 Asian 1 American Indian 42 African American
  7. 7. Demographics of Congress <ul><li>Religion </li></ul>59 Baptist 43 Jewish 43 Presbyterian 53 Methodist 161 Catholic
  8. 8. Demographics of Congress <ul><li>Occupational Background </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>269 members (227 Representatives, two Delegates, and 40 Senators) served in state or territorial legislatures </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>214 members (182 Representatives and 33 Senators) list their occupation as public service / politics </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>204 (152 Representatives and 51 Senators) list law </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>201 (175 Representatives and 27 Senators) list business </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>94 (78 Representatives and 16 Senators) list education </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Congress Member from Texas <ul><li>John Cornyn was elected in 2002 defeating Democrat Ron Kirk </li></ul><ul><li>Lives in Austin Texas with wife Sandy Cornyn </li></ul><ul><li>was chosen in November 2008 by his colleagues to serve as the Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. </li></ul><ul><li>He was a attorney and he voted against including oil gas smokestacks in mercury regulations </li></ul><ul><li>Has two children Haley and Danley </li></ul>
  10. 10. Congress Member from Texas <ul><li>Kay Hutchison won election to the U.S Senate on June 5,1993 </li></ul><ul><li>Was elected full term in the U.S. Senate on Nov. 8, 1994 she was re-elected in 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Grew up in La Marque Texas </li></ul><ul><li>Her great-great-grandfather, Charles S. Taylor signed the Texas Declaration of Independence </li></ul>
  11. 11. Congress Member from Texas <ul><li>Representative Joe Barton </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Elected in 1984 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Barton’s diligent work to promote a conservative agenda and protection of individual rights recently earned him notice from National Journal as one of the “Republicans to Watch” (11/03). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>No pervious political work </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Born in Texas Waco </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Avid Baseball player </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Senate leaders <ul><li>President of the senate JOSHEPH R. BIDEN JR. was the Senator of Delaware for 36 years </li></ul><ul><li>He was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania </li></ul><ul><li>He was the youngest people elected to the United States Senate at the age of 29 </li></ul><ul><li>He is the 47 th Vice President </li></ul><ul><ul><li>He lost his wife and 1 year old daughter but his to sons were critically injured but that didn’t stop him </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Senate leaders <ul><li>Pres. Pro Tempore ROBERT C. BYRD, Democrat from West Virginia became the longest serving Member of Congress in Nov. 18,2009 </li></ul><ul><li>His colleagues elected him to more leadership positions than any other Senator </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Everyone in West Virginia only new one man they could depend on and it was Robert </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>He is true to his faith and his family </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Senate leaders <ul><li>Majority Leader HARRY REID </li></ul><ul><li>He is Nevada senator </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Elected 1986 re-elected 1991, 1998 and 2004 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Served 3 terms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Democratic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Has four daughters and a son </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Senate leaders <ul><li>Minority Leader MITCH McCONNELL </li></ul><ul><li>longest-serving U.S. Senator in Kentucky’s history </li></ul><ul><li>First elected to the Senate in 1984 </li></ul><ul><li>he is the 15th Senate Republican Leader and only the second Kentuckian to lead his party in the Senate </li></ul>
  16. 16. Senate leaders <ul><li>Asst. Majority leader RICHARD DURBIN </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Democrat from Illinois </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>elected by his fellow Democratic senators in December 2006 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Elected to the U.S. Senate on November 5, 1996 and re-elected in 2002 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>In 1999, Durbin was honored as the American Public Health Association's &quot;Legislator of the Year,&quot; and in 2001 he received the American Medical Association's Dr. Nathan Davis Award for Outstanding Government Service. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Senate leaders <ul><li>Asst. Minority leader JON KYL </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Republican from Arizona </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 rd term after having completed four terms representing Arizona’s Fourth District in the U.S. House of Representatives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Senator Kyl serves on the Senate Judiciary Committee, where he has played key roles in the confirmation of John Roberts as Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court and Samuel Alito as Associate Justice </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. House Leaders <ul><li>Speaker of the House NANCY PELOSI </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Since 1987, Nancy Pelosi has represented California's Eighth District in the House of Representatives </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Nancy Pelosi is the first woman in American history to lead a major party in the U.S. Congress </li></ul>
  19. 19. House Leaders <ul><li>Minority Leader STENY HOYER </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fifth Congressional District from Maryland </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>first elected to serve as House Majority Leader in November 2006 and again in 2008 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Serving 15 th term in congress </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Is one of the longest serving Members of the U.S. House of Representatives </li></ul></ul></ul>
  20. 20. House Leaders <ul><li>Minority Whip JAMES CLYBURN </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Is the first South Carolinian and second African American to serve as Majority Whip in the U.S. House of Representatives </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>November 16th, 2006, the House Democratic Caucus unanimously elected him </li></ul></ul></ul>
  21. 21. House Leaders <ul><li>Majority Leader JOHN BOEHNER elected to represent the Eighth Congressional District of Ohio </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>In his 10 th term Nov. 2008 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Born in Cincinnati in November 1949 as one of 12 brothers and sisters, </li></ul></ul></ul>
  22. 22. House Leaders <ul><li>Majority Whip ERIC CANTOR </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>5 th term congressman </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Representing the seventh District of Virginia </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Re-election Nov. 2008 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Republican </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>He serves as Chairman of the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare </li></ul></ul></ul>