Meet Your 113th Congress
 

Meet Your 113th Congress

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How many moustaches are present in the newly minted 113th Congress? What percentage of women comprise the Senate? Discover the answers and many interesting facts in this slideshow about our U.S. ...

How many moustaches are present in the newly minted 113th Congress? What percentage of women comprise the Senate? Discover the answers and many interesting facts in this slideshow about our U.S. representatives.

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  • Meet Your113 Congress th
  • Session will runJan. 3, 2013 – Jan. 3, 2015
  • SenateMajority: 51 DemocratsMinority: 47 Republicans 2 Independents caucusing with Democrats
  • Senate Majority Leader: Harry Reid (D-NV) Minority Leader:Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
  • HouseMajority: 232 RepublicansMinority: 200 Democrats 3 Seats Vacant as of 1.22.2013
  • HouseMajority Leader:Eric Cantor (R-VA) Minority Leader:Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
  • FreshmenSenate: 12 freshmenHouse: 82 freshmen 17.5% of Congress
  • Freshmen Class President:Rep. Luke Messer (R-IN)
  • FreshmenMoney Spent to get Elected The Most: $39,309,855 Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA)
  • FreshmenMoney Spent to get Elected The Least: $290,759Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX)
  • Retired10 Senators: 6 Democrats3 Republicans1 Independent
  • Retired25 House Members: 14 Democrats 11 Republicans
  • Resigned11 Members of Congress: 6 Democrats 5 Republicans
  • Deaths 1 Death in Congress:Rep. Donald Payne (D-NJ)
  • Women98 Women in Congress Senate: 20 House: 78 18% of Congress
  • ServiceLongest Serving Senator: Patrick Leahy (D-VT) 32 Years
  • Service Longest Serving Congressman:John Dingell (D-MI) 53 Years
  • AgeAverage Age Senate: 62 House: 57
  • Age Youngest MembersSenate: Chris Murphy (D-CT), 39 years oldHouse: Patrick Murphy (D-FL), 29 years old
  • Age Oldest MembersSenate: Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), 89 years oldHouse: Ralph Hall (R-TX), 89 years old
  • EducationBachelor or Associate’s Total: 146 Members Senate: 24 House: 122
  • Education Advanced DegreesTotal: 359 Members Senate: 75 House: 284
  • Previous Occupations Lawyers Total: 173 Members Senate: 45 House: 128
  • Previous Occupations Career Politicians Total: 64 Members Senate: 9 House: 55
  • Previous Occupations Real Estate Total: 39 Members Senate: 7 House: 32
  • Previous Occupations Physicians or Clinicians Total: 24 Members Senate: 4 House: 20
  • Previous Occupations Blue Collar Laborers Total: 21 Members Senate: 4 House: 17
  • Previous Occupations Homemakers Total: 21 Members Senate: 5 House: 16
  • Previous Occupations Farmers/Ranchers Total: 15 Members Senate: 3 House: 12
  • Previous Occupations Military Total: 13 Members Senate: 1 House: 12
  • Previous Occupations MilitaryThis includes Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), a double-amputee who served as a co-pilot of a BlackHawk helicopter in Iraq (Army) in Nov. 2004
  • Previous Occupations Clergy Total: 6 Members House: 6
  • Previous Occupations Professional Sports Total: 5 Members House: 5
  • Religion ProtestantTotal: 56% of Members Senate: 52 House: 247
  • ReligionTop 5 Protestant Religions 73 Baptist Senate: 9 House: 64
  • ReligionTop 5 Protestant Religions 53 Presbyterian Senate: 15 House: 28
  • ReligionTop 5 Protestant Religions 46 Methodist Senate: 8 House: 38
  • ReligionTop 5 Protestant Religions 39 Anglican/Episcopal Senate: 4 House: 35
  • ReligionTop 5 Protestant Religions 23 Lutheran Senate: 5 House: 18
  • Religion CatholicTotal: 31% of Members Senate: 27 House: 136
  • Religion JewishTotal: 6.2% of Members Senate: 11 House: 22
  • Religion MormonTotal: 2.8% of Members Senate: 7 House: 8
  • Religion BuddhistsTotal: 3 Members Senate: 1 House: 2
  • Religion MuslimsTotal: 2 Members House: 2
  • Religion Hindu Total: 1 Member House: 1 First time for a Hindurepresentative to be in Congress
  • MoustachesTotal: 25 Members Senate: 2 House: 23
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