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  • 1. Congress Project By: Shelby and River
  • 2. About our Congress
    • We are currently in the 111 th Congressional Session.
    • There are 541 Congressional members total.
  • 3. Demographics- Age Range
  • 4. Demographics- Gender
  • 5. Demographics- Marital Status
  • 6. Demographics- Top 5 Religions
  • 7. Demographics-Ethnicity
  • 8. Demographics- Party
  • 9. Demographics- Top 5 Occupational Backgrounds
  • 10. Congress Members from Texas Senator John Cornyn
    • Year Elected: 2002
    • # of Terms: 2
    • Year of Re-election: November 4, 2014
    • Political Work: Bexar Co. District Judge, 1984-1990; TX Supreme Court, 1991-97; TX Atty. General, 1999-2002.
    • Home State: Houston, Texas
    • Extra Info: Married, currently lives in Austin, and was previously an attorney.
  • 11. Congress Members from Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson
    • Year Elected: June 5, 1993
    • # of Terms: 1
    • Year of Re-election: November 6, 2012
    • Political Work: Texas State Treasurer Texas House of Representatives
    • Home State: Galveston, TX
    • Extra Info: First woman to represent Texas in the U.S. Senate. married
  • 12. Congress Member from Texas
    • We are in the 6 th District of Texas.
    • The Sixth District is made up of Ellis County, Navarro County, a portion of Limestone County, Freestone County, Leon County, Houston County, a portion of Trinity county and a portion of Tarrant County.
    • There are 32 representatives for Texas.
    Map of the 6 th District of Texas
  • 13. Congress Members from Texas Joe Barton
    • Year Elected:
    • # of Terms:
    • Year of Re-election:
    • Political Work:
    • Home State:
    • Extra Info:
  • 14. Senate Leaders- President of the Senate Joseph R. Biden Jr.
    • Year Elected: In 2009 for his 1 st term as President of the Senate
    • Year of Re-election: 2015
    • Political Work: Senator from Delaware for 36 years
    • Home State: Scranton, Pennsylvania
    • Extra Info: Just weeks after the election, tragedy struck the Biden family, when Biden's wife and their 1-year old daughter were killed and their two young sons critically injured in an auto accident.
  • 15. Senate Leaders- President Pro Tempore
    • Robert C. Byrd
    • Year Elected: re-elected in 2006 for his 9 th term.
    • Year of Re-election: 2012
    • Political Work: WV House, 1947-51; WV Senate, 1951-53; US House, 1953-59
    • Home State: North Wilkesboro, North Carolina
    • Extra Info: he joined the KKK in 1942 when he was 24 years old and soon became the top officer of their unit.
  • 16. Senate Leaders- Majority Leader
    • Harry Reid
    • Year Elected: re-elected in 2004 for his 4 th term
    • Year of Re-election: 2010
    • Political Work: NV Assembly, 1969-71; NV Lt. Governor, 1971-75; NV Gaming Commissioner, 1977-81; US House, 1983-87
    • Home State: Searchlight, Nevada
    • Extra Info: has 16 grandchildren
  • 17. Senate Leaders- Minority Leader
    • Mitch McConnell
    • Year Elected: re-elected in 2008 for his 5 th term
    • Year of Re-election: 2014
    • Political Work: Jefferson Co. Judge-Executive, 1978-85
    • Home State: Alabama
    • Extra Info:
  • 18. Senate Leaders- Majority Whip
    • Richard Durbin
    • Year Elected: re-elected in 2006 for his 3 rd term
    • Year of Re-election: 2012
    • Political Work: Attorney; US House, 1983-97
    • Home State: St. Louis, Illinois
    • Extra Info: He goes by Dick.
  • 19. Senate Leaders- Minority Whip
    • Jon Kyl
    • Year Elected: re-elected in 2008 for his 3 rd term
    • Year of Re-election: 2014
    • Political Work: US House, 1987-95
    • Home State: Oakland, Nebraska
    • Extra Info: Kyl received both his bachelor’s and law degrees from the University of Arizona. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa and was editor-in-chief of the Arizona Law Review