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    Marks Government Project Marks Government Project Presentation Transcript

    • Government Assignment By: Mark Stout
    • Age Demographics
    • Gender Demographics
    • Marital Status Demographics
    • Religion Demographics
    • Ethnicity
    • Political Party
    • Members from Texas
      • John Cornyn
      • Elected November 5, 2002
      • Cornyn has served 6 Terms
      • He is up for re-election in 5 Years
      • He has been in the Texas Supreme Court and has been District Court Judge.
      • Cornyn’s home state is Texas
    • Members from Texas (cont.)
      • Kay Bailey Hutchison
      • Elected June 5, 1993
      • Hutchinson has served 7 terms
      • Up for re-election in 3 years
      • Hutchinson worked as Texas State Treasurer and in the Texas House of Representatives
      • Hutchinson’s home state is Texas
    • Kelly Hancock
      • Elected 2006
      • Hancock has served 3 terms
      • Up for re-election in 3 years.
      • Hancock has served in 3 house committees, co-authored 18 pieces of legislature.
    • President of the Senate
      • Joseph R. Biden
      • Elected 1972
      • Biden has served 18.5 terms
      • Biden was the former chairman of the foreign relations committee & Senate Judiciary committee
    • President of Pro Tempore
      • Robert C. Byrd
      • Elected 1989
      • Byrd has served 3 terms
      • Byrd was a member of the West Virginia delegates from 1947-1950
      • Byrd was a member of the West Virginia senate from 1951-1952
    • Majority Leader
      • Harry Reid
      • Elected 2005
      • Reid has served 4 Terms
      • Reid was part of the Nevada state assembly, he was lieutenant governor, and chairman of the Nevada gaming commission
    • Minority Leader
      • Mitch McConnell
      • Elected 1984
      • Served 12.5 terms
      • McConnell was part of the student bar association, he was chief legislative assistant, judge executive Jefferson county
    • Speaker of the House
      • Nancy Pelosi
      • Elected January 6, 2009
      • Pelosi has served 3 terms
      • Up for re-election in 4 years
      • Pelosi was the House Minority Leader and House Minority Whip
    • Majority Leader of the House
      • Steny Hoyer
      • Elected November 2006
      • Hoyer has served 4 terms
      • Hoyer was Deputy Majority Whip, Chair of the Democratic Caucus, former co-chair of the Democrat Steering Committee
    • Majority Whip
      • James Clyburn
      • Elected November 16, 2006
      • Clyburn was elected President of the NAACP and was the humans affair commissioner
    • Minority Leader of the house
      • John Boehner
      • Boehner has served 10 terms
      • Took office in 1991
      • Boehner launched the GOP solution project
    • Minority Whip
      • Eric Cantor
      • Cantor has served 5 terms
      • Elected November 2008
      • Cantor has served as Chairman of the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare
    • Current Events
      • Four U.S. senators shared their thoughts on climate change Tuesday the 20th.
    • Current Events (cont.)
      • The Democratic leaders in Congress are counting noses this week, trying to confirm that they have enough votes in the House to pass a health care bill that includes a so-called public option insurance plan that would be run by the government and compete with private coverage plans.
    • Current Events (cont.)
      • In the coming weeks, the Senate will consider overhauling the way student loans are handled in the United States. The House has already passed legislation that would put the federal government directly in charge of making loans. Previously, some government loans were handled through private lenders, an approach that is slightly more expensive. The proposal would use the savings in part for other education programs.
    • Current Events (cont.)
      • A proposed federal program to put a cap on the number of tons of carbon emissions that could be produced by coal-fired power plants, oil refineries and industrial manufacturers. Polluters would have to buy allowances for each ton they intend to emit. They could also buy and sell allowances on an open financial market, along with investors and other players.