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Demographics of Congress Age Group
Congressmen from Texas!
6 th District
Texas Representatives!!! Lone star state
Senator John Cornyn
Elected in 1984
2 nd term
Prev. Political Exp.: Bexar Co. District Judge, 1984-1990; TX Supreme Court, 1991-97; TX Atty. General, 1999-2002
Senator Kay Hutchison
Elected in 1993
4 th term
Prev. Political Exp.: TX House, 1973-77; TX Treasurer, 1991-93
Rep. Joe Barton
13 th term
Prev. Political Exp.: no prior elected office
Education: BS Texas A&M University, 1972; MS Purdue University, 1973
President Pro Tempore Robert C. Byrd
9 Terms from N. Carolina
Elected in 58’
Prev. Political Exp: Member of the West Virginia house of delegates and West Virginia senate
Not up for re-election
Minority whip. John L. Kyl
3rd-term Republican from Arizona.
Majority Whip- Richard. J. Durbin
3rd-term Democrat from Illinois.
Elected in 2004
Prev. Political Exp: U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee and as Co-Chairman of the Democratic Platform Committee and Atlantic Conference
Majority Leader- Harry Reid
4th term Democrat from Nevada
Elected in 1986
Prev. Political Exp.: NV Assembly, 1969-71; NV Lt. Governor, 1971-75; NV Gaming Commissioner, 1977-81; US House, 1983-87
Minority Leader- Mitch McConnell
5th term Republican from Kentucky
Prev. Political Exp.: Jefferson Co. Judge-Executive, 1978-85
Minority Leader- John Boehner
10 th term
Elected in 1991
Re-election in 2010
Prev. Political Exp.: OH House, 1985-91
Education: BS Xavier University, 1977
Too many kids are fat! 35 percent of all the calories kids eat come from there school lunches. So congress will begin seeking a new budget for the nutritious programs for school.
Government is to roll out a new economic agenda called the Medium-term Development Policy at the beginning of 2010.
It is expected to modernize agriculture, improve the country’s financial sector, add value to local products and diversify major sectors of the economy for improved performance.
A new poll released 10/20/09 found most Americans support one of the most controversial healthcare reform options being debated by lawmakers. 57 percent of Americans strongly or somewhat support "having the government create a to compete with private health insurance plans ."
Arthur F. Bethea recently sent in a letter to congress expressing how he felt about our past president George Bush Jr. He showed his details and reasoning for it and at the bottom of the letter showed his liberal side and said “Bush Junior, who may end up being regarded as the worst president in the history of our country.”