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  1. 1. Government Project By: Brandon Gilbert
  2. 2. Demographics of Congress
  3. 3. Congress Religion <ul><li>Most members in congress are protestant </li></ul><ul><li>The second highest number of members is to Baptist religion. </li></ul><ul><li>14 mormons </li></ul><ul><li>45 jewish </li></ul><ul><li>161 catholic </li></ul>
  4. 4. Senators of Texas
  5. 5. 6 th District of Texas
  6. 6. Kay Bailey Hutchison <ul><li>-First female elected to US Senate by Texas. </li></ul><ul><li>-She was elected in 1993 </li></ul><ul><li>-in 2000 she was reelected for another 6 year term. </li></ul>
  7. 7. John Cornyn <ul><li>After serving as a district judge for six years, he was elected to the Texas Supreme Court in 1990 and reelected in 1996. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1997, he resigned from the Texas Supreme Court and ran for Attorney General. He was the first Republican to win that office since Reconstruction. </li></ul><ul><li>He was elected to the United States Senate on November 5, 2002, winning over 55 percent of all votes cast. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Representative of Texas <ul><li>- Joe Barton </li></ul><ul><li>was first elected to serve the Sixth District of Texas in 1984 </li></ul><ul><li>Joe Barton was born on September 15, 1949 </li></ul><ul><li>In 2004, he was selected by his colleagues to be the Chairman of the House Committee on Energy & Commerce </li></ul>
  9. 9. Senate Leaders
  10. 10. Joe Biden <ul><li>is the 47th and current Vice President of the United States </li></ul><ul><li>Biden was first elected to the Senate in 1972 and became the sixth-youngest senator in U.S. history. He was re-elected to the Senate six times, was the fourth most senior senator at the time of his resignation, and is the 14th-longest serving Senator in history . </li></ul><ul><li>Biden is the first Roman Catholic and the first Delawarean to become Vice President of the United States . </li></ul>
  11. 11. Robert C. Byrd <ul><li>On June 11, 2006, Byrd became the longest serving U.S. Senator in the history of the Republic and, in November 2006, he was elected to an unprecedented ninth full term in the Senate. </li></ul><ul><li>Currently, Byrd is the President pro tempore, or the second highest ranking official in the United States Senate and the highest ranking senator in the majority party. </li></ul><ul><li>Mrs. Byrd passed away on March 25, 2006 after battling a long illness. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Harry Reid <ul><li>Harry Mason Reid (born December 2, 1939) is the senior United States Senator from Nevada and a member of the Democratic Party . He has been the Senate's Majority Leader since January 2007. </li></ul><ul><li>Reid has been leader of the Senate Democrats since 2005, serving as Minority Leader from 2005 until the Democrats won control of the Senate in the 2006 congressional elections . He is the first member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to serve as Majority Leader. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Mitch McConnell <ul><li>Addison Mitchell &quot;Mitch&quot; McConnell, Jr. (born February 20, 1942) is the senior United States Senator from Kentucky . He was chosen by his Republican colleagues as the Minority Leader in November 2006, making him the top-ranking Republican in the 110th Congress </li></ul><ul><li>McConnell won re-election in 2008 against Democratic challenger Bruce Lunsford . </li></ul>
  14. 14. Robert Rubin <ul><li>Robert Edward Rubin (born August 29, 1938) served as the 70th United States Secretary of the Treasury during both the first and second Clinton administrations </li></ul><ul><li>From January 20 , 1993 , to January 10 , 1995 , Robert Rubin served in the White House as Assistant to the President for Economic Policy </li></ul>
  15. 15. Jon Kyl <ul><li>Jon Llewellyn Kyl (born April 5, 1942) is the Republican junior U.S. Senator representing Arizona . He is currently the Senate Minority Whip , tasked with maintaining party discipline </li></ul><ul><li>He ran for the House of Representatives in 1986 and then the United States Senate in 1994. He has been in the Senate since 1994. </li></ul><ul><li>Kyl served in the House of Representatives from 1987 to 1995 </li></ul>
  16. 16. House Leaders
  17. 17. <ul><li>On January 6, 2009, Nancy Pelosi was sworn in as Speaker of the House of Representatives of the 111th Congress </li></ul><ul><li>Nancy Pelosi made history in 2007, shattering the marble ceiling to become the first woman to serve as Speaker of House </li></ul><ul><li>She worked with the new President to pass the pass the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to provide relief for American families, create or save 3.5 million American jobs, and to get our economy moving again . </li></ul><ul><li>She graduated from Trinity College in Washington, D.C.  She and her husband, Paul Pelosi, a native of San Francisco, have five grown children and eight grandchildren. </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>Congressman Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland's Fifth Congressional District was first elected to serve as House Majority Leader in November 2006 and again in 2008 by his colleagues in the Democratic Caucus, after serving as the Democratic Whip in the previous two Congresses. </li></ul><ul><li>Now serving his 15th term in Congress, he also became the longest-serving Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland in history on June 4, 2007. </li></ul><ul><li>wife, the late Judith Pickett Hoyer. </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>On November 16th, 2006, the House Democratic Caucus unanimously elected Congressman James E. Clyburn of South Carolina Majority Whip for the 110th Congress </li></ul><ul><li>It was also historic for Jim Clyburn, who became the first South Carolinian and the second African American to ascend to the third ranking position in the U.S. House of Representatives. </li></ul><ul><li>The Clyburns have three daughters, Mignon, Angela and Jennifer Clyburn Reed, a son-in-law, Walter Reed </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>John Boehner, elected to represent the Eighth Congressional District of Ohio for a 10th term in November 2008, is a national leader in the fight for a smaller, more accountable government </li></ul><ul><li>On November 19, 2008, Boehner was elected by his colleagues to serve a second term as House Republican Leader. </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>Eric Cantor is a fifth-term congressman representing the Seventh District of Virginia. He recently won re-election to Congress in November 2008. </li></ul><ul><li>In December 2008, Eric was elected to serve as the Republican Whip. Eric also holds a seat on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, which has direct jurisdiction over taxes, trade, Social Security, Medicare, prescription drugs for seniors, health care and welfare reform. </li></ul><ul><li>He serves as Chairman of the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare. </li></ul>
  23. 23. The End