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  1. 1. Congress Information Taylor Schultz Katie Clark Block 7
  2. 2. Demographics of Congress 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 180 200 20- 29 30- 39 40- 49 50- 59 60- 69 >70 Numbers and Members Age Group
  3. 3. Gender 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 450 Female Male Number of Members
  4. 4. Ethnicity 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 450 500 African American Caucasion Vietnamese Number of Members
  5. 5. Party 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 Democrat Republican Number of Members
  6. 6. Martial Status 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 450 500 Divorced Seperated Number of Members
  7. 7. Congressmen from Texas! • 6th District • 32 Reps. Texas Representatives!!! Lone star state
  8. 8. Senator John Cornyn • Elected in 1984 • 2nd term • Prev. Political Exp.: Bexar Co. District Judge, 1984-1990; TX Supreme Court, 1991-97; TX Atty. General, 1999- 2002
  9. 9. Senator Kay Hutchison • Elected in 1993 • 4th term • Prev. Political Exp.: TX House, 1973-77; TX Treasurer, 1991- 93
  10. 10. Rep. Joe Barton • 13th term • Prev. Political Exp.: no prior elected office • Education: BS Texas A&M University, 1972; MS Purdue University, 1973
  11. 11. Senate Leaders
  12. 12. President Pro Tempore Robert C. Byrd 9 Terms from N. Carolina Elected in 58’ Prev. Political Exp: Member of the West Virginia house of delegates and West Virginia senate Not up for re- election
  13. 13. Minority whip. John L. Kyl • 3rd-term Republica n from Arizona.
  14. 14. Majority Whip- Richard. J. Durbin 3rd-term Democrat from Illinois. Elected in 2004 Prev. Political Exp: U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee and as Co-Chairman of the Democratic Platform Committee and Atlantic Conference
  15. 15. Majority Leader- Harry Reid 4th term Democrat from Nevada Elected in 1986 Prev. Political Exp.: NV Assembly, 1969-71; NV Lt. Governor, 1971-75; NV Gaming Commissioner, 1977- 81; US House, 1983-87
  16. 16. Minority Leader- Mitch McConnell • 5th term Republican from Kentucky • Prev. Political Exp.: Jefferson Co. Judge-Executive, 1978-85
  17. 17. Minority Leader- John Boehner 10th term Elected in 1991 Re-election in 2010 Prev. Political Exp.: OH House, 1985-91 Education: BS Xavier University, 1977
  18. 18. CURRENT EVENTS • Too many kids are fat! 35 percent of all the calories kids eat come from there school lunches. So congress will begin seeking a new budget for the nutritious programs for school.
  19. 19. & again • Government is to roll out a new economic agenda called the Medium-term Development Policy at the beginning of 2010. • It is expected to modernize agriculture, improve the country’s financial sector, add value to local products and diversify major sectors of the economy for improved performance.
  20. 20. & again • A new poll released 10/20/09 found most Americans support one of the most controversial healthcare reform options being debated by lawmakers. 57 percent of Americans strongly or somewhat support "having the government create a to compete with private health insurance plans ."
  21. 21. Lastly. • Arthur F. Bethea recently sent in a letter to congress expressing how he felt about our past president George Bush Jr. He showed his details and reasoning for it and at the bottom of the letter showed his liberal side and said “Bush Junior, who may end up being regarded as the worst president in the history of our country.” “Worst President ever..”

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