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Congress Powerpoint

  1. 1. Congress Demographics
  2. 2. Age of Congress
  3. 3. Gender of Congress
  4. 4. Marital Status of Congress
  5. 5. Top Religions of Congress
  6. 6. Race of Congress
  7. 7. Division of Congress
  8. 8. Kay Bailey Hutchinson First elected in 1993 Re-elected in 1994, 2002, and again in 2006 Number of terms: 4 She was twice elected to the Texas House of Representatives. In 1990, she was elected Texas State Treasurer.
  9. 9. John Cornyn First elected in 2002 Re-elected in 2008 Number of terms: 2 In 2007, years of hard work yielded the OPEN Government Act, our nation’s most sweeping reform of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in a decade.
  10. 10. <ul><li>Yr. elected 1987 </li></ul><ul><li>12th term Democrat from California 8th District. </li></ul><ul><li>Prev. Occupation: Public Relations Consultant </li></ul><ul><li>Prev. Political Exp.: no prior elected office </li></ul><ul><li>Birthdate: 03/26/1940 </li></ul><ul><li>Religion: Catholic </li></ul>Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA 8th District) Speaker of the House
  11. 11. Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD 5th District) <ul><li>Yr. elected: 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>15th term Democrat from Maryland 5th District. </li></ul><ul><li>Yr. reelected: 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Prev. Occupation: Attorney </li></ul><ul><li>Prev. Political Exp.: MD Senate, 1967-79 </li></ul><ul><li>Birthdate: 06/14/1939 </li></ul><ul><li>Religion: Baptist </li></ul>Majority Leader
  12. 12. Rep. John Boehner (R-OH 8th District) <ul><li>Yr. elected: 1988 </li></ul><ul><li>10th term Republican from Ohio 8th District </li></ul><ul><li>Yr. reelected: 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Prev. Occupation: Businessman </li></ul><ul><li>Prev. Political Exp.: OH House, 1985-91 </li></ul><ul><li>Birthdate: 11/17/1949 </li></ul><ul><li>Religion: Catholic </li></ul>Minority Leader
  13. 13. <ul><li>Yr. elected: 1993 </li></ul><ul><li>9th term Democrat from South Carolina 6th District. </li></ul><ul><li>Yr. reelected: 2002, 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Prev. Occupation: Educator </li></ul><ul><li>Prev. Political Exp.: SC Human Affairs Commissioner, 1974-92 </li></ul><ul><li>Religion: African Methodist Episcopal </li></ul><ul><li>Birthdate: 07/21/1940 </li></ul>Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC 6th District) Majority whip
  14. 14. <ul><li>Yr. elected: 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>5th term Republican from Virginia 7th District. </li></ul><ul><li>Yr. reelected: 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Prev. Occupation: Attorney </li></ul><ul><li>Prev. Political Exp.: VA Assembly, 1992-2001 </li></ul><ul><li>Birthdate: 06/06/1963 </li></ul><ul><li>Religion: Jewish </li></ul>Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA 7th District) Minority Whip
  15. 15. Senate Leaders <ul><li>Info:: </li></ul>
  16. 16. President pro-tempre: Robert C. Boyd <ul><li>1951-53 </li></ul><ul><li>9 terms </li></ul><ul><li>Re-elected 1951 &1953 </li></ul><ul><li>Previous occupation: attorney </li></ul><ul><li>Lives: North Wilkesboro, NC </li></ul><ul><li>Religion: Baptist </li></ul>
  17. 17. Majority Leader: Harry Reid <ul><li>1969- 71 </li></ul><ul><li>4 terms </li></ul><ul><li>Re-elected 1971& 1977 </li></ul><ul><li>Previous occupation: attorney </li></ul><ul><li>Lives: searchlight, NV </li></ul><ul><li>Religion: Mormon </li></ul>
  18. 18. Minority Leader: Mitch McConnell <ul><li>1978- 1985 </li></ul><ul><li>5 terms </li></ul><ul><li>Not re-elected </li></ul><ul><li>Attorney and congressional aide </li></ul><ul><li>Sheffield, Al </li></ul><ul><li>Baptist </li></ul>
  19. 19. Majority whip: Richard (Dick) Durbin <ul><li>1983- 97 </li></ul><ul><li>3 terms </li></ul><ul><li>not re-elected </li></ul><ul><li>Attorney </li></ul><ul><li>East st. lous, IL </li></ul><ul><li>Catholic </li></ul>
  20. 20. Minority Whip: Jon Kyl <ul><li>1987-95 </li></ul><ul><li>3 terms </li></ul><ul><li>Re-elected : 1987 </li></ul><ul><li>Attorney </li></ul><ul><li>Oakland, NE </li></ul><ul><li>Religion: Presbyterian </li></ul>
  21. 21. Current Event 1 The US Congress must keep up pressure on China to revalue its currency despite Beijing's apparent new willingness to seek fresh sanctions on Iran.
  22. 22. Current Event 2 <ul><li>Senators voted 60-34 today to consider a 30-day extension of unemployment benefits and COBRA subsidies for people long out of work. </li></ul>Senate Breaks Unemployment Filibuster