Do women‟s “emotions” affect theirmilitary competence? Santorum clip
DO NOW- What does it mean to“represent” one‟s constituents?   Pretend you‟re in Tim Wahlberg‟s position- A    Republican ...
Congressional Functions Previously On… (Last week): Lawmaking Money for their constituents- pork Today: Representation!...
Representation- A DILEMMA! Trustee vs. Delegate- Edmund Burke (English philosopher)   Votes in parliament- decided by hi...
Some (not-fun) facts Typical Congressman- white Protestant male, 60 y.o., wealthy, lawyer   Minorities/women   underrepr...
CongressionalLeadership- est.   by Article 1, Section 8       2011 – 112th Congress      The Obama Administration
51 Dems,2 Indp.,47 Rep193 Dems,242 Reps
Speaker of the House                  Rep. John                   Boehner                  Republican, Ohio             ...
House Majority Leader                 Rep. Eric Cantor                 Republican,                  Virginia            ...
House Minority Leader                 Rep. Nancy                  Pelosi                 Democrat,                  Cali...
President of the Senate                 Vice President                  Joe Biden                 Democrat, Delaware    ...
Senate Majority Leader                 Senator Harry                  Reid                 Democrat,                  Ne...
Senate Minority Leader Senator Mitch  McConnell Republican, Kentucky The minority leader‟s  main role is to  command th...
President Pro Tempore Senator Daniel Inouye Democrat, Hawaii Elected by the whole Senate Presides over the Senate in t...
Michigan‟s Senators Carl Levin, Democrat            Debbie Stabenow, Chairman, Senate Armed         Democrat  Services ...
Next On… Homework due- Tomorrow! Tuesday: Filibuster Video Wednesday: Quiz
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  • Bailouts/base closingsAbortion- differing beliefsJohn Kennedy/Robert Lafayette- delegate/trustee
  • Key issues- constituent monitors votes. For all other matters- trust the repBalancing act. Big issues- abortion, etc. Most people think their congressmen DON”T represent them. But constituents don’t always agree!
  • Can you really represent us if you’re in the 1% does it matter? What do you make of these? Can you represent me or know what my life is about?
  • Do you have to be of a similar background to represent? Is it okay that men uniformly represent men/women? Whites represent all of the other races?
  • http://jeopardylabs.com/play/chapter-12-congress “Barack’s Andean pack animals.”  What are“Obama’s llamas.”Herbert’s Military Operations- What are Hoover’s ManeuversGeorge W.’s Rumps= What are "Bush's tushes."Ambrose Bierce described this as 'a temporary insanity curable by marriage.' "What is love?
  • part of what they do is try to come up with consensus views
  • Took 7 years to graduate because he paid his way through- took many jobs. Interesting relationship with Gingrich- tried to have a coup in 98Speaker- leader of the House republicans- but does not debate/voteHard core conservativeOutranks Majority leaderSets the calendar, tries to make sure his party’s bills are passed.
  • Only Jewish Republican currently in Congress (highest ranking Jewish member of Congress in its history)“Rising Star”Plans agendas
  • First Roman Catholic VP. Secret service name CelticMeant to eliminate some explicit roles assumed by Cheney- who was very popularSaid he would provide advice in every bama decision instead of being like other VPs. Tends to get support from republicans and counsel.
  • Chief rep of his party in the senate
  • Switch to mitchOne of the strongest Iraq supportersAgriculture, appropriations2nd wife- first Asian American woman to serve in the Cabinet- former Sec of Labor under George W. millionare
  • 2nd highest ranking official in the senate. Presides over the senate sessions when the VP is gone (is in line for presidency after VP, Speaker)Mandated by Article 1, Sec 3- kinda equal to speaker of the house. Lost an arm in WWII- Italy
  • Congressional leadership

    1. 1. Do women‟s “emotions” affect theirmilitary competence? Santorum clip
    2. 2. DO NOW- What does it mean to“represent” one‟s constituents?  Pretend you‟re in Tim Wahlberg‟s position- A Republican Representative for Michigan‟s 7th district. Obama decides he wants to declare war on Switzerland, and you think it‟s a bad idea. But your district disagrees! They want you to declare war! The vote is today. Do you vote as a voice for your constituents, and agree to the war? Or do you vote with your conscience and vote against the war?  Take 4 minutes- jot down some thoughts.
    3. 3. Congressional Functions Previously On… (Last week): Lawmaking Money for their constituents- pork Today: Representation!  You must please your constituents if you want to stay in office! So every issue, every vote- must be considered from your constituents‟ perspective.  What if… you disagree?  Tensions: Interests of “home” and national interest  How can Congress work together?
    4. 4. Representation- A DILEMMA! Trustee vs. Delegate- Edmund Burke (English philosopher)  Votes in parliament- decided by his knowledge and experience, allowing him to serve the public interest.  Not all opinions are of equal value. Constituents should get votes based on education (working class would get fewest amt of votes) TRUSTEE- Act in favor of common good, trust in your representative (even if it goes against interests of constituencies)  Solves problem of uninformed constituents with little knowledge
    5. 5. Some (not-fun) facts Typical Congressman- white Protestant male, 60 y.o., wealthy, lawyer  Minorities/women underrepresented
    6. 6. CongressionalLeadership- est. by Article 1, Section 8 2011 – 112th Congress The Obama Administration
    7. 7. 51 Dems,2 Indp.,47 Rep193 Dems,242 Reps
    8. 8. Speaker of the House  Rep. John Boehner  Republican, Ohio  Selected by the majority party  2nd in line of presidential succession
    9. 9. House Majority Leader  Rep. Eric Cantor  Republican, Virginia  Selected by the majority party  Acts as spokesperson for majority party  Organizes party, keeps them together
    10. 10. House Minority Leader  Rep. Nancy Pelosi  Democrat, California  Main job– keep the party TOGETHER! Maintain cohesion.  Former Speaker of the House – first ever female speaker
    11. 11. President of the Senate  Vice President Joe Biden  Democrat, Delaware  Cannot take part in Senate debate  Can cast tie-breaking vote  Rarely attends Senate hearings
    12. 12. Senate Majority Leader  Senator Harry Reid  Democrat, Nevada  Most powerful person in the Senate  Directs legislative strategy
    13. 13. Senate Minority Leader Senator Mitch McConnell Republican, Kentucky The minority leader‟s main role is to command the minority‟s opposition to the policies of the majority
    14. 14. President Pro Tempore Senator Daniel Inouye Democrat, Hawaii Elected by the whole Senate Presides over the Senate in the absence of the VP Highest ranking Asian- American politician in American history Most senior Senator („63) Has repped Hawaii since statehood, was a volunteer at Pearl Harbor
    15. 15. Michigan‟s Senators Carl Levin, Democrat  Debbie Stabenow, Chairman, Senate Armed Democrat Services Committee Senate Energy, Agricultural Senior senator (7th longest8 Cmt sli serving) Junior senator
    16. 16. Next On… Homework due- Tomorrow! Tuesday: Filibuster Video Wednesday: Quiz
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