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  1. 1. The United States Congress By: Amy Collis
  2. 7. There are a total of 535 members of Congress. 435 from the House and 100 from the Senate. Congress is currently in the 111 th congressional session.
  3. 8. Texas Congress Members <ul><li>We are in the 6 th district. </li></ul><ul><li>We have 32 total reps. for Texas. </li></ul><ul><li>We have one representative- Joe Barton. </li></ul><ul><li>Two senators- John Cornyn and Kay Hutchison. </li></ul>
  4. 9. Kay Hutchison <ul><li>Previously Texas Treasurer. </li></ul><ul><li>Elected in 1993. Won the re-elections in both 2000 and 2006 and is up for another in 2012. </li></ul><ul><li>Is on her 3 rd term serving for the senate. </li></ul><ul><li>Home state: </li></ul>
  5. 10. John Cornyn <ul><li>Previously a district judge, member of the supreme court, and an attorney general. </li></ul><ul><li>Elected in 2008 and is up for re-election in 2014. Has served two years; first elected in 2002. </li></ul><ul><li>Home state: </li></ul>
  6. 11. President of the Senate <ul><li>The president of the senate is the vice president( Joe Biden). </li></ul><ul><li>Elected in 2009, this is his first year to be President of the Senate and is up for re-election in 2012. </li></ul><ul><li>Biden has spent more time in Congress than any other vice presidential candidate. </li></ul><ul><li>Was Senator of Delaware from 1973 until he resigned in 2009. </li></ul>Born in Pennsylvania, but moved to Delaware at ten.
  7. 12. Robert Byrd <ul><li>Byrd is the President Pro Tempore. Elected in 2009, this is his third term and is up for re-election in. </li></ul><ul><li>Senator from West Virginia and former Senate Leader of the Democratic Party. </li></ul><ul><li>Currently the oldest member of the U.S. Congress </li></ul>Born in North Carolina, but raised in West Virginia.
  8. 13. Harry Reid <ul><li>Assumed Majority Leader office from 2005 to present. Two year terms and is up for re-election in 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Was a member of the Nevada State Assembly and Lieutenant governor in 1970. </li></ul>From Nevada.
  9. 14. Mitch McConnell <ul><li>Selected in 2007 as Minority Leader. Served from 2007-2009 and currently 2009 until he is up for re-election in 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Was the Jefferson Co. Judge-Executive from 1978-1985. Previously an attorney and congressional aid. </li></ul>From Kentucky.
  10. 15. James E. Clyburn <ul><li>Elected for 2009-2011 as Minority Whip. Is his 2 nd term (2007-2009). </li></ul><ul><li>Was previously an educator and was the South Carolina Human Affairs Commissioner from 1974 to 1992. </li></ul>From South Carolina.
  11. 16. Eric I. Cantor <ul><li>Minority Whip for 2009-2011. This is his first term. </li></ul><ul><li>Member of the Virginia Assembly from 1992-2001. Was previously an attorney. </li></ul><ul><li>Is currently the only Jewish Republican in the United States Congress. </li></ul>From Virginia.
  12. 17. Nancy Pelosi <ul><li>The Speaker of the House. First served as Speaker in 2007. Re-elected in 2009, and is up for another re-election in 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Pelosi held no prior elected political office. </li></ul><ul><li>Was the first woman to serve as Speaker of the House when elected in 2007. </li></ul><ul><li>Is a Democrat from California. </li></ul>Born in Maryland.
  13. 18. Current Events: Overhauling Student Loans <ul><li>A bill in the Senate would put the Federal Government in charge of student loans, saving about $87 million but costing jobs at the same time. </li></ul>
  14. 19. Current Events: Trading Permits to Pollute <ul><li>The Senate is considering a bill that would cap greenhouse gas emissions and allow industrial polluters to trade them on an open financial market. </li></ul>
  15. 20. Current Events: D.C. Voting Rights Tied to Defense? <ul><li>House Democrats hope that attaching a voting rights measure t a Defense bill would make it hard to vote against. </li></ul>
  16. 21. Current Events: Social Security Payments Won’t Increase <ul><li>The government said it won’t give a cost-of-living increase because prices have gone down in the recession. </li></ul>
  17. 22. Current Events: Waiting on the CBO <ul><li>The heath care bill being written in the Senate may not get the quick vote some were hoping for. Senators say they don’t want to cast a vote on a plan until the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has had a chance to examine. </li></ul>