occupational backgrounds There are 538 members in congress.
Congress members from Texas. Kay Bailey Hutchison John Cornyn Elected in June 5, 1993 Elected in November 5, 2002 Served 6 terms Served 7 terms 3 years until she is up for re-election. 5 years until he is up for re-election Home state is Texas Home state is Texas Previous political work : Texas state treasurer & Texas House of Representatives. Previous political work : Texas Supreme Court & District Court Judge.
Representative Kelly Hancock 6 Representatives Elected in 2006 Served 3 terms Re-election is in 2012. Previous Political Work: served on 3 house committees, co-author of 18 pieces of legislation, named fighter of free enterprise by the Texas Association of business. Texas
President of the Senate: Joseph R. Biden Delaware Elected in 1972 Served 18.5 terms Previous Political Work: Former chairman of the foreign relations committee. & served as senate judiciary committee.
President Pro Tempore Robert C. Byrd West Virginia Served 3 terms Previous Political Work: Member of the West Virginia delegates from 1947-1950, member of West Virginia senate 1951-1952 Elected in 1989-1995
Majority Leader Harry Reid Nevada Served 4 terms Elected in 2005 Previous Political Work: Nevada state assembly, lieutenant governor, chairman of the Nevada gaming commission.
Assistant Majority Leader Richard Durbin Served 4 terms Previous Political Work: School of foreign service. Elected in 1996
Minority Leader Mitch McConnell Kentucky Elected in 1984 Previous Political Work: student bar association, chief legislative assistant, judge executive of Jefferson county Served 12.5 terms
Minority Assistant Leader Jon Kyl Arizona Served 7.5 terms Elected in 1994 Previous Political Work: policy committee chairman, conference chairman, senate minority whip.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi Elected on January 6, 2009 Served almost 4 terms Re-election in 2013. Previous Political Work : house minority leader, house minority whip, & claimed a mandate for an ambitious second-term agenda that would include the privatization of social security. Maryland
Minority leader of the house John Boehner Has served 10 terms Took office in 1991 Previous Political Work : Launched the GOP State Solution Project. Ohio
Majority leader of the house Steny Hoyer Elected in November 2006 Has served 4 terms Previous Political Work : Deputy Majority Whip, Served as Chair of the Democratic Caucus, Former co- chair of the Democrat Steering Committee, & served as the Chief candidate recruiter for house of Democrats. Maryland
Minority Whip Eric Cantor Served 5 Terms. Virginia Elected in November 2008 Previous Political Work : Served as Chairman of the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare
Majority Whip James Clyburn Elected November 16, 2006 South Carolina Previous Political Work : Elected President of NAACP, He was also the humans affair commissioner, in addition to serving the majority whip he also serves as the leader of the House democrats faith working group.
Current Event 1. <ul><li>Drug traffic might have caused gunman opened fire and killing at least seven people and injuring twenty others. A nine year old girl and a pregnant woman who lost her fetus after being shoot where some of the injured. </li></ul><ul><li>The justice department is planning on filing a murder charge for the death of the fetus. Three were found dead in the bar, another three were found dead outside of the bar while the seventh died at the hospital. They were struggling to identify those who died in the shooting because few people were willing to cooperate for the police. </li></ul><ul><li>The shooting happened just weeks after federal authorities and local police arrested several suspected drug dealers. </li></ul>
Current Event 2. <ul><li>Rafael Palmeiro testified that "I have never used steroids. Period.“ But four months later that period turned into a question mark when he was randomly drug tested and the results came out positive. He was suspended for ten days and his salary got docked by about $ 164,000. </li></ul><ul><li>Palmerio said “that he would never "intentionally" use steroids, and that maybe someone slipped them into his diet without him knowing. He also said that he made a mistake and he hopes that his fans will be able to forgive him. </li></ul><ul><li>Palmerio was the seventh MLB player to be on the “drug” this season. Although the New York Yankees first baseman was the only one to publicly announce he was using steriods. </li></ul>
Current Event 3. <ul><li>The new Georgia Forest Resource Council has had ongoing statewide meetings to address management of forests near the Chattahoochie River. </li></ul><ul><li>A third meeting addressed burning regulations in the Atlanta area. The result was to allow prescribed burns for forest management. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Obama is trying to provide jobs to get the economy out of a great deficit. Obama aides said the administration is not yet ready to commit to additional measures. Unemployment stands at 9.8 percent, with more than 4 million jobs lost this year. The deficit has reached $1.4 trillion and the national debt $11.9 trillion. </li></ul><ul><li>Adviser David Axelrod cited progress on reviving the economy, with expectations for growth in the third quarter this year. But he warned that the government should not make the mistake of ending its recovery initiatives too early at the risk of sending the economy back into recession. </li></ul><ul><li>In appearances on the Sunday news programs, the advisers criticized those Wall Street firms that are paying huge amounts in compensation and benefits after accepting taxpayer assistance. Goldman Sachs, for example, has said it has set aside $16.7 billion for compensation so far this year, more than $500,000 per employee. Citigroup is paying $5.3 billion in bonuses to its employees and Bank of America $3.3 billion. </li></ul>Current Event 4.