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  1. 1. Congress Project By: Shelby and River
  2. 2. About our Congress <ul><li>We are currently in the 111 th Congressional Session. </li></ul><ul><li>There are 541 Congressional members total. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Demographics- Age Range
  4. 4. Demographics- Gender
  5. 5. Demographics- Marital Status
  6. 6. Demographics- Top 5 Religions
  7. 7. Demographics-Ethnicity
  8. 8. Demographics- Party
  9. 9. Demographics- Top 5 Occupational Backgrounds
  10. 10. Congress Members from Texas Senator John Cornyn <ul><li>Year Elected: 2002 </li></ul><ul><li># of Terms: 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Year of Re-election: November 4, 2014 </li></ul><ul><li>Political Work: Bexar Co. District Judge, 1984-1990; TX Supreme Court, 1991-97; TX Atty. General, 1999-2002. </li></ul><ul><li>Home State: Houston, Texas </li></ul><ul><li>Extra Info: Married, currently lives in Austin, and was previously an attorney. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Congress Members from Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson <ul><li>Year Elected: June 5, 1993 </li></ul><ul><li># of Terms: 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Year of Re-election: November 6, 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Political Work: Texas State Treasurer Texas House of Representatives </li></ul><ul><li>Home State: Galveston, TX </li></ul><ul><li>Extra Info: First woman to represent Texas in the U.S. Senate. married </li></ul>
  12. 12. Congress Member from Texas <ul><li>We are in the 6 th District of Texas. </li></ul><ul><li>The Sixth District is made up of Ellis County, Navarro County, a portion of Limestone County, Freestone County, Leon County, Houston County, a portion of Trinity county and a portion of Tarrant County. </li></ul><ul><li>There are 32 representatives for Texas. </li></ul>Map of the 6 th District of Texas
  13. 13. Congress Members from Texas Joe Barton <ul><li>Year Elected: </li></ul><ul><li># of Terms: </li></ul><ul><li>Year of Re-election: </li></ul><ul><li>Political Work: </li></ul><ul><li>Home State: </li></ul><ul><li>Extra Info: </li></ul>
  14. 14. Senate Leaders- President of the Senate Joseph R. Biden Jr. <ul><li>Year Elected: In 2009 for his 1 st term as President of the Senate </li></ul><ul><li>Year of Re-election: 2015 </li></ul><ul><li>Political Work: Senator from Delaware for 36 years </li></ul><ul><li>Home State: Scranton, Pennsylvania </li></ul><ul><li>Extra Info: Just weeks after the election, tragedy struck the Biden family, when Biden's wife and their 1-year old daughter were killed and their two young sons critically injured in an auto accident. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Senate Leaders- President Pro Tempore <ul><li>Robert C. Byrd </li></ul><ul><li>Year Elected: re-elected in 2006 for his 9 th term. </li></ul><ul><li>Year of Re-election: 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Political Work: WV House, 1947-51; WV Senate, 1951-53; US House, 1953-59 </li></ul><ul><li>Home State: North Wilkesboro, North Carolina </li></ul><ul><li>Extra Info: he joined the KKK in 1942 when he was 24 years old and soon became the top officer of their unit. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Senate Leaders- Majority Leader <ul><li>Harry Reid </li></ul><ul><li>Year Elected: re-elected in 2004 for his 4 th term </li></ul><ul><li>Year of Re-election: 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Political Work: NV Assembly, 1969-71; NV Lt. Governor, 1971-75; NV Gaming Commissioner, 1977-81; US House, 1983-87 </li></ul><ul><li>Home State: Searchlight, Nevada </li></ul><ul><li>Extra Info: has 16 grandchildren </li></ul>
  17. 17. Senate Leaders- Minority Leader <ul><li>Mitch McConnell </li></ul><ul><li>Year Elected: re-elected in 2008 for his 5 th term </li></ul><ul><li>Year of Re-election: 2014 </li></ul><ul><li>Political Work: Jefferson Co. Judge-Executive, 1978-85 </li></ul><ul><li>Home State: Alabama </li></ul><ul><li>Extra Info: </li></ul>
  18. 18. Senate Leaders- Majority Whip <ul><li>Richard Durbin </li></ul><ul><li>Year Elected: re-elected in 2006 for his 3 rd term </li></ul><ul><li>Year of Re-election: 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Political Work: Attorney; US House, 1983-97 </li></ul><ul><li>Home State: St. Louis, Illinois </li></ul><ul><li>Extra Info: He goes by Dick. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Senate Leaders- Minority Whip <ul><li>Jon Kyl </li></ul><ul><li>Year Elected: re-elected in 2008 for his 3 rd term </li></ul><ul><li>Year of Re-election: 2014 </li></ul><ul><li>Political Work: US House, 1987-95 </li></ul><ul><li>Home State: Oakland, Nebraska </li></ul><ul><li>Extra Info: Kyl received both his bachelor’s and law degrees from the University of Arizona. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa and was editor-in-chief of the Arizona Law Review </li></ul>

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