Government Assignment Sally McDonald Block 7 10-5-09
Demographics of Congress Age 20-29 1 30-39 21 40-49 82 50-59 190 60-69 171 70+ 74
Gender Male 446   Female 93
Marital Status Married 460 Divorced 25 Domestic   Partner 2 Separated 1 Widowed 14 Single 37
Top 5 Religions Catholic 159 Baptist 60 Methodist   52 Jewish   44 Presbyterian   43
Ethnicity
Party Democrat 320  Independent 2  Republican 217
Occupational background Top 5
Congressional Session 111th United States Congress
Congress Members of Texas 6th District
Sen. John Cornyn   Year elected:  2002 Terms served:  2 Re-election:  2008 Previous political work:  Bexar Co. District Ju...
Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison Year elected:  1993 Terms served:  4 Re-election:  expires in 2012 Previous political work:  TX ...
Rep. Joe Barton   Year elected:  1985 Terms served:  13 Re-election:  2010 Previous political work:  no prior elected offi...
Senate Leaders
President of the Senate Vice President Joseph Biden Jr.  Year elected:  2009 Terms served:  1 Re-election:  2012 Previous ...
Year elected:  1959 Terms served:  7 Re-election:  2012 Previous political work:  WV House, 1947-51; WV Senate, 1951-53; U...
Majority Leader Year elected:  1987 Terms served:  3 Re-election:  2010 Previous political work:  NV Assembly, 1969-71; NV...
Minority Leader Year elected:  1985 Terms served:  5 Re-election:  2010 Previous political work:  Jefferson Co. Judge-Exec...
Asst. Majority Leader Year elected:  1983 Terms served:  3 Re-election:  2010 Previous political work:  US House, 1983-97 ...
Asst. Minority Leader Year elected:  1995 Terms served:  3 Re-election:  2010 Previous political work:  US House, 1987-95 ...
House Leaders
Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi   Year elected:  2007 Terms served:  10 Re-election:  2010 Previous political work:...
Minority Leader Rep. John Boehner  Year elected:  2007 Terms served:  10  Re-election:  2010 Previous political work:  OH ...
Minority Whip Year elected:  2009 Terms served:  5 Re-election:  2010 Previous political work:  VA Assembly, 1992-2001  Pr...
Majority Leader Year elected:  2007 Terms served:  15 Re-election:  2010 Previous political work:  MD Senate, 1967-79  Pre...
Majority Whip Year elected:  2007 Terms served:  6 Re-election:  2010 Previous political work:  SC Human Affairs Commissio...
Current Events
Pot advocates:  Looser guidelines leave questions  <ul><li>Obama`s new administration policy loosened guidelines on prosec...
Health care bills would end gender differences in rates, but keep age discrepancies   <ul><li>The House would permit insur...
US scientist accused of trying to sell secrets  <ul><li>A scientist who worked on the moon exploration was caught trying t...
USDA confirms H1N1 in Minnesota pigs  <ul><li>USDA announced that at least one pig from Minnesota State Fair tested positi...
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  1. 1. Government Assignment Sally McDonald Block 7 10-5-09
  2. 2. Demographics of Congress Age 20-29 1 30-39 21 40-49 82 50-59 190 60-69 171 70+ 74
  3. 3. Gender Male 446 Female 93
  4. 4. Marital Status Married 460 Divorced 25 Domestic Partner 2 Separated 1 Widowed 14 Single 37
  5. 5. Top 5 Religions Catholic 159 Baptist 60 Methodist 52 Jewish 44 Presbyterian 43
  6. 6. Ethnicity
  7. 7. Party Democrat 320 Independent 2 Republican 217
  8. 8. Occupational background Top 5
  9. 9. Congressional Session 111th United States Congress
  10. 10. Congress Members of Texas 6th District
  11. 11. Sen. John Cornyn Year elected: 2002 Terms served: 2 Re-election: 2008 Previous political work: Bexar Co. District Judge, 1984-1990; TX Supreme Court, 1991-97; TX Atty. General, 1999-2002 Previous occupation: Attorney Home state: Texas
  12. 12. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison Year elected: 1993 Terms served: 4 Re-election: expires in 2012 Previous political work: TX House, 1973-77; TX Treasurer, 1991-93 Previous occupation: Attorney, Journalist, Bank Executive, Small Business Owner Home state: Texas
  13. 13. Rep. Joe Barton Year elected: 1985 Terms served: 13 Re-election: 2010 Previous political work: no prior elected office Previous occupation: Engineer Home state: Texas
  14. 14. Senate Leaders
  15. 15. President of the Senate Vice President Joseph Biden Jr. Year elected: 2009 Terms served: 1 Re-election: 2012 Previous political work: New Castle Co. Council, 1970-72; US Senate, 1972-2009 Home state: Pennsylvania
  16. 16. Year elected: 1959 Terms served: 7 Re-election: 2012 Previous political work: WV House, 1947-51; WV Senate, 1951-53; US House, 1953-59 Previous occupation: Attorney Home state: North Carolina President Pro Tempore Sen. Robert Byrd
  17. 17. Majority Leader Year elected: 1987 Terms served: 3 Re-election: 2010 Previous political work: NV Assembly, 1969-71; NV Lt. Governor, 1971-75; NV Gaming Commissioner, 1977-81; US House, 1983-87 Previous occupation: Attorney Home state: Nevada Sen. Harry Reid
  18. 18. Minority Leader Year elected: 1985 Terms served: 5 Re-election: 2010 Previous political work: Jefferson Co. Judge-Executive, 1978-85 Previous occupation: Attorney, Congressional Aide Home state: Alabama Sen. Mitch McConnell
  19. 19. Asst. Majority Leader Year elected: 1983 Terms served: 3 Re-election: 2010 Previous political work: US House, 1983-97 Previous occupation: Attorney Home state: Illinois Sen. Richard Durbin
  20. 20. Asst. Minority Leader Year elected: 1995 Terms served: 3 Re-election: 2010 Previous political work: US House, 1987-95 Previous occupation: Attorney Home state: Nebraska Sen. Jon Kyl
  21. 21. House Leaders
  22. 22. Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi Year elected: 2007 Terms served: 10 Re-election: 2010 Previous political work: no prior elected office Previous occupation: Public Relations Consultant Home state: Maryland
  23. 23. Minority Leader Rep. John Boehner Year elected: 2007 Terms served: 10 Re-election: 2010 Previous political work: OH House, 1985-91 Previous occupation: Businessman Home state: Ohio
  24. 24. Minority Whip Year elected: 2009 Terms served: 5 Re-election: 2010 Previous political work: VA Assembly, 1992-2001 Previous occupation: Attorney Home state: Virginia Rep. Eric Cantor
  25. 25. Majority Leader Year elected: 2007 Terms served: 15 Re-election: 2010 Previous political work: MD Senate, 1967-79 Previous occupation: Attorney Home state: New York Rep. Steny Hoyer
  26. 26. Majority Whip Year elected: 2007 Terms served: 6 Re-election: 2010 Previous political work: SC Human Affairs Commissioner, 1974-92 Previous occupation: Educator Home state: South Carolina Rep. James Clyburn
  27. 27. Current Events
  28. 28. Pot advocates: Looser guidelines leave questions <ul><li>Obama`s new administration policy loosened guidelines on prosecution of medical marijuana, but suppliers are dealing with state laws and regulations. -California </li></ul>
  29. 29. Health care bills would end gender differences in rates, but keep age discrepancies <ul><li>The House would permit insurers to charge older Americans twice what younger pay. The bill would allow premiums four times as high. </li></ul><ul><li>-Washington </li></ul>
  30. 30. US scientist accused of trying to sell secrets <ul><li>A scientist who worked on the moon exploration was caught trying to sell classified secrets. </li></ul><ul><li> -Washington </li></ul>
  31. 31. USDA confirms H1N1 in Minnesota pigs <ul><li>USDA announced that at least one pig from Minnesota State Fair tested positive for H1N1. </li></ul><ul><li>-Minnesota </li></ul>

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