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  • Government Assignment Mrs. Long 8 th block Kenny Koehler, Christopher Werner, AUSTIN SHEPPARD!!!!!
  • Demographics of Congress: Age
    • 20-29 
    • 30-39 
    • 40-49 
    • 50-59 
    • 60-69 
    • 70+ 
    • 1 (about 1%)
    • 21 (about 4%)
    • 83 (about 15%)
    • 189 (about 35%)
    • 171 (about 32%)
    • 74 (about 14%)
    Age!!!! Number of people!!!!
  • Demographics of Congress: Gender
    • MALE – 446 members (83%)
    • FEMALE – 93 members (17%)
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  • Demographics of Congress: Marital Status
    • Divorced  25 (5%)
    • Domestic Partner  2 (Less than 1%)
    • Married  460 (85%)
    • Separated  1 (less than 1%)
    • Single  37 (7%)
    • Widowed  14 (3%)
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  • Demographics of Congress: Ethnicity
    • Caucasian  461 (86%)
    • American Indian  1 (less than 1%)
    • Asian  8 (1%)
    • Hispanic  25 (5%)
    • Pacific Islander  1 (less than 1%)
    • Vietnamese  1 (less than 1%)
    • African American  42 (8%)
  • Demographics of Congress: Party
    • Republican  217 (40%)
    • Democratic  320 (59%)
    • Independent  2 (less than 1%)
  • Demographics of Congress: Religion
    • Catholic 159
    • Baptist 60
    • Methodist 52
    • Jewish 44
    • Presbyterian 43
    • Episcopal 38
  • Demographics of Congress: Occupational Background
    • 269 members served in state or territorial legislatures
    • 214 members, public service/politics
    • 204 members, law
    • 201 members, business
    • 94 members, education
  • THIS IS THE 111 th CONGRESSIONAL SESSION
    • And there are 539 of these dudes chilling in congress.
  • Two Senators From Texas!!!!!!
    • John Cornyn
    • Kay Bailey Hutchinson
  • House Members From Our District
    • We’re in district 6  32 Representatives
    • John Cornyn (Senator)
    • Joe Barton
    • Kay Bailey Hutchinson (Senator)
  • John Cornyn (2 nd term)
    • Residence: Austin
    • Marital Status: Married (Sandy)
    • Prev. Occupation: Attorney
    • Prev. Political Exp.: Bexar Co. District Judge, 1984-1990; TX Supreme Court, 1991-97; TX Atty. General, 1999-2002
    • Education: BA Trinity University, 1973; JD St. Mary's School of Law, 1977; LLM University of Virginia, 1995
    • Birth date: 02/02/1952
    • Birthplace: Houston, TX
    • Religion: Church of Christ
    • Percentage in Last Election: 55%
    • Major Opponent: Rick Noriega
  • Joe Barton (13 th term)
    • Residence: Ennis
    • Marital Status: Married (Terri)
    • Prev. Occupation: Engineer
    • Prev. Political Exp.: no prior elected office
    • Education: BS Texas A&M University, 1972; MS Purdue University, 1973
    • Birth date: 09/15/1949
    • Birthplace: Waco, TX
    • Religion: Methodist
    • Percentage in Last Election: 62%
    • Major Opponent: Ludwig Otto
  • Kay Bailey Hutchinson
    • Residence: Dallas
    • Marital Status: Married (Ray)
    • Prev. Occupation: Attorney, Journalist, Bank Executive, Small Business Owner
    • Prev. Political Exp.: TX House, 1973-77; TX Treasurer, 1991-93
    • Education: BA University of Texas, 1964; JD University of Texas, 1967
    • Birth date: 07/22/1943
    • Birthplace: Galveston, TX
    • Religion: Episcopal
    • Percentage in Last Election: 62%
    • Major Opponent: Barbara Ann Radnofsky
  • President of Senate
    • Joe Biden
    • Residence: Wilmington
    • Marital Status: Married (Jill)
    • Prev. Occupation: Attorney
    • Prev. Political Exp.: New Castle Co. Council, 1970-72; US Senate, 1972-2009
    • Education: BA University of Delaware, 1965; JD Syracuse University, 1968
    • Birth date: 11/20/1942
    • Birthplace: Scranton, PA
    • Religion: Catholic
  • Pres. Pro Tempore
    • Robert C. Byrd
    • Elected in 2006
    • 9 terms
    • 2010 up for re-election
    • WV House, 1947-51; WV Senate, 1951-53; US House, 1953-59
    • West Virginia
    • Widowed
  • Majority leader of the senate
    • Harry Reid
    • Won his 4 th term in 2004
    • First elected in 1982
    • 2013 up for re-election
    • NV Assembly, 1969-71; NV Lt. Governor, 1971-75; NV Gaming Commissioner, 1977-81; US House, 1983-87
    • From nevada
  • Minority leader
    • Mitch McConnell
    • Year elected 2008
    • 5 th term
    • Up for re election in 2012
    • Jefferson Co. Judge-Executive, 1978-85
    • From Kentucky
    • Married to Elaine Chao
  • Asst. Majority leader
    • Richard J. Durbin
    • Elected in 2006
    • Served 3 terms
    • Up for re-election in 2010
    • US House, 1983-97
    • From Illinois
    • Married to Loretta
  • Asst. Minority leader
    • Jon Kyl
    • Elected in 2006
    • Served 4 terms
    • Up for re-election in 2012
    • US House, 1987-95
    • From Arizona
    • Married to Caryll
  • Speaker of the House
    • Nancy Pelosi
    • Sworn in speaker of the house January 6 th 2009
    • Serving her first term
    • No prior political work
    • Speaker Pelosi comes from a strong family tradition of public service
    • Her father, Thomas D'Alessandro Jr., served as Mayor of Baltimore for 12 years