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  1. 1. Congress Project by Rindi Sanders and Jelly Bean and Cameron Davis
  2. 2. Demographics
  3. 3. Age Gender
  4. 4. Marital Status Religion
  5. 5. Ethnicity Party
  6. 6. Occupational Background
  7. 7. Congressional Session <ul><li>This is the 109 th Congressional Session. </li></ul><ul><li>Members of Congress- 541 </li></ul>
  8. 8. Total Number Congress
  9. 9. Congress Members from Texas
  10. 10. John Corryn <ul><li>Year Elected- 2002 </li></ul><ul><li>Elected twice </li></ul><ul><li>Reelected in 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Political Work- District Judge, Texas Supreme Court, and Texas Attorney </li></ul>Senator
  11. 11. Kay Bailey Hutchison <ul><li>Year Elected-1993 </li></ul><ul><li># of terms- 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Reelected-2000, 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Political Works- Senate Committee, Chairman of the Republican Policy Committee </li></ul>Senator
  12. 12. Joe Barton <ul><li>6 th District </li></ul><ul><li>3 of total Texas reps- 35 </li></ul><ul><li>Year elected- 1984 </li></ul><ul><li>Served from 1985- 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Political Works- assisted V. president, aide to energy sec. James. B. Edward, natural gas consultant to congress </li></ul><ul><li>Home town-Waco, Texas </li></ul><ul><li>Extra info- Barton and his wife Terri have homes in Ennis and Arlington, Texas. He has four children, two stepchildren and five grandchildren. </li></ul>Representative
  13. 13. Senate Leaders
  14. 14. President of the Senate <ul><li>Year elected -1971 </li></ul><ul><li>Terms served -6 </li></ul><ul><li>Year up for re-election -2016 </li></ul><ul><li>Previous political work -Senator from Delaware, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Home State -Pennsylvania </li></ul><ul><li>Got married in 1977 to Jill Jacobs, Biden’s first wife, Neilia and 1-year old daughter, Naomi, were killed. </li></ul>Joseph R. Biden, Jr.
  15. 15. Pres. Pro Tempore <ul><li>Year elected -1952 </li></ul><ul><li>Terms served -9 </li></ul><ul><li>Year up for re-election -2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Previous political work –Longest serving Senator in our Nation in 2006, has tried to help expand healthcare. </li></ul><ul><li>Home State –West Virginia </li></ul><ul><li>Cast more than 18,645 roll call votes, Mrs. Byrd died on March 25, 2006 , he got married in 1937, earned his law degree from American University in 1963 </li></ul>Robert C. Byrd
  16. 16. Majority Leader <ul><li>Year elected -1995 </li></ul><ul><li>Terms served -4 </li></ul><ul><li>Year(s) up for re-election -1971 and 1977 </li></ul><ul><li>Previous political work –Attorney </li></ul><ul><li>Home State-Nevada </li></ul><ul><li>He’s Mormon </li></ul>Harry Reid
  17. 17. Minority Leader <ul><li>Year elected- 1978 </li></ul><ul><li>Terms served -5 </li></ul><ul><li>Year(s) up for re-election –Not re-elected </li></ul><ul><li>Previous political work –Congressional Aide, Attorney </li></ul><ul><li>Home State –Alabama </li></ul><ul><li>He’s Baptist </li></ul>Mitch McConnell
  18. 18. Asst. Majority Whip <ul><li>Year elected -1983 </li></ul><ul><li>Terms served -3 </li></ul><ul><li>Year(s) up for re-election -not re-elected </li></ul><ul><li>Previous political work -Attorney </li></ul><ul><li>Home State -Illinois </li></ul><ul><li>He’s Catholic </li></ul>Richard Durbin
  19. 19. Asst. Minority Whip <ul><li>Year elected -1987 </li></ul><ul><li>Terms served -3 </li></ul><ul><li>Year(s) up for re-election -1987 </li></ul><ul><li>Previous political work -Attorney </li></ul><ul><li>Home State -Nebraska </li></ul><ul><li>He is Presbyterian </li></ul>Jon Kyl
  20. 20. House Leaders
  21. 21. Speaker of the House <ul><li>Year elected- 1987 </li></ul><ul><li>Terms- 12 </li></ul><ul><li>Year of re-election- </li></ul><ul><li>Political work- no prior political work </li></ul><ul><li>Extra info- Catholic, born in 1940 </li></ul>Nancy Pelosi
  22. 22. Majority Leader <ul><li>Year elected- 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Terms- 15 </li></ul><ul><li>Year of re-election- 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Political work- Maryland Senator, 1967-79 </li></ul><ul><li>Extra info- He’s Baptist </li></ul>Steny Hoyer
  23. 23. Majority Whip <ul><li>Year elected- 1993 </li></ul><ul><li>Terms- 9 </li></ul><ul><li>Year of re-election- 2002, 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Political work- South Carolina Human Affairs Commissioner, 1974-1992 </li></ul><ul><li>Extra info- African Methodist Episcopal </li></ul>James Clyburn
  24. 24. Minority Leader <ul><li>Year elected- 1988 </li></ul><ul><li>Terms- 10 </li></ul><ul><li>Year of re-election- 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Political work- Ohio House, 1985-1991 </li></ul><ul><li>Extra info- He used to be a business man </li></ul>John Boehner
  25. 25. Minority Whip <ul><li>Year elected- 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>Terms- 5 </li></ul><ul><li>Year of re-election- 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Political work- Virginia Assembly, 1992-2001 </li></ul><ul><li>Extra info- He’s Jewish </li></ul>Eric Cantor
  26. 26. Current Event 1 <ul><li>Started in 2007, a money bomb is a internet fueled one-day fundraising blitz. It relies on “small donors” to generate “big dollars.” It is to a traditional fundraiser what a home-run derby is to a baseball game </li></ul>Money Bomb
  27. 27. Current Event 2 <ul><li>The healthcare reform has been one of the biggest issues facing our nation since President Obama came into office. It finally got voted in and that caused anger and happiness in American homes and minds. The healthcare bill states that every American gets healthcare even if they can’t pay for it. Some people think that this would make taxes go up and others think that their money will ‘disappear’ quicker because they think that the government will take money out of their own accounts. However those Americans who like the idea of healthcare believe that it will benefit our nation and the American people. </li></ul>Healthcare