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  1. 1. Congress Project By:Tristin Ludwig and Tifani Amason
  2. 2. Demographics-Gender
  3. 3. Demographics-Age
  4. 4. Demographics-Martial status
  5. 5. Demographics-Party
  6. 6. Demographics-Ethnicity
  7. 7. Demographics-Religion
  8. 8. 111 th Congressional Session <ul><li>The One Hundred Eleventh United States Congress is the current meeting of the legislative branch of the U.S. Federal Government, composed of the Senate and House of Reps. It began during the last two weeks of the George W. Bush administration, with the remainder spanning the first two years of the Barack Obama administration. The congress will last from Jan. 3, 2009 until Jan. 3,2009 and has its first session on Jan. 6,2009. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Texas District 6 of the United States House of Representatives is a Congressional district that serves an area including four counties to the south of the Dallas/Fort Worth area plus the southeast corner of Tarrant County. </li></ul>
  10. 10. U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson <ul><li>Elected in 1994. </li></ul><ul><li>Served 4 terms. </li></ul><ul><li>Re-election:2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Political work: National Defense Act, Introduced the weather modifications research & technology authorization act in 2005. </li></ul><ul><li>Total of 4 million plus re-election votes, which is one of the highest ever received. </li></ul><ul><li>Awarded the Texas Woman Hall of Fame. </li></ul><ul><li>Mother of 4 children, two step daughters and two adopted daughters. </li></ul>
  11. 11. U.S. Senator John Cornyn <ul><li>Elected in 1993. </li></ul><ul><li>Served 2 terms. </li></ul><ul><li>Re-election: Nov.4,2014 </li></ul><ul><li>Political work: Previously co-founder and co-chairman of the U.S. Senate India Caucus. </li></ul><ul><li>Awarded Statesman of the year in 2004 and hero of the “tax payer” in 2006. </li></ul><ul><li>Father of two daughters. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Senate Leaders President of Senate: Jospeh R. Biden Jr. <ul><li>Elected in 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Re-election: 2015. </li></ul><ul><li>Served 6.5 terms. </li></ul><ul><li>Political Work: First worked as a public defender then owned his own law firm. </li></ul><ul><li>Became one of the youngest elected members to the U.S. at age 29. </li></ul><ul><li>Father of four children. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Senate Leaders Majority Leader: Harry Reid <ul><li>Elected in 1997. </li></ul><ul><li>Re-elected: April 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Served 5 terms. </li></ul><ul><li>Political work: Served as minority leader and whip, and senior majority whip before serving as present majority leader. </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate of Utah State University and George Washington University of Law. </li></ul><ul><li>Father of five children. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Senate Leaders Minority Leader: Mitch McConnell <ul><li>Elected in 1985. </li></ul><ul><li>Re-election: 2014 </li></ul><ul><li>Served 4 terms </li></ul><ul><li>Political work: Modified U.S. Constitution Movement against the bipartisan campaign Reform Act. Introduced the protect American Act 2007. </li></ul><ul><li>Support the “troop surge,” voted for the Iraq War. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Senate Leaders Pres. Pro Tempore: Robert Byrd <ul><li>Elected in 1959. </li></ul><ul><li>Re-election: 2012. </li></ul><ul><li>Served 8.5 terms. </li></ul><ul><li>Political work: Has a seat in the west Virginia house of delegates. </li></ul><ul><li>He became the longest serving senator in American history on June 12th, 2006 with 17,327 days of service. Also became the longest congressional serving member with 56 years, 320 days of service. </li></ul><ul><li>Was previously a top officer of the KKK. </li></ul><ul><li>Oldest current member of the Congress. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Senate Leaders Assist. Majority leader: Richard Durbin <ul><li>Elected in 1987. </li></ul><ul><li>Re-election: 2013. </li></ul><ul><li>Served 4 terms. </li></ul><ul><li>Political work: Supported a const. amendment that would nullify Roe v. Wade vote to maintain access to abortion, supplying 6 million to help make safer working conditions in medical care to prevent spread of aids. </li></ul><ul><li>Banned smoking on commercial airlines. </li></ul><ul><li>One of America’s top Ten best senators in “Time Magazine.” </li></ul>
  17. 17. Senate Leaders Assist. Minority Leader: Jon Kyl <ul><li>Elected in 1995. </li></ul><ul><li>Re-election: 2012. </li></ul><ul><li>Served 2 terms. </li></ul><ul><li>Political work: Previously served in House of Representatives. </li></ul><ul><li>Attended Univ. of Arizona. </li></ul><ul><li>Father of two children. </li></ul>
  18. 18. House Leaders Speaker of the House: Nancy Pelosi <ul><li>Elected in 1987. </li></ul><ul><li>Served 4 terms. </li></ul><ul><li>Re-election: 2012. </li></ul><ul><li>Political work: Leader in increasing educational opportunity and protecting workers. </li></ul><ul><li>Created the Housing opportunity for people with AIDS. </li></ul><ul><li>Mother of 5 children. </li></ul><ul><li>Made history as first female speaker of the House! </li></ul>
  19. 19. House Leaders Minority Leader: John Boehner <ul><li>Elected in: 1985. </li></ul><ul><li>Re-election: 2013. </li></ul><ul><li>Served 4 terms. </li></ul><ul><li>Political work: One of the engineers of the Contract with America in 1994 that helped catapult Republicans into the majority in congress for the first time in four decades. </li></ul><ul><li>Served as House Rep. Conference Chairman where he championed the Freedom to Farm Act. </li></ul><ul><li>Father of two children. </li></ul>
  20. 20. House Leader Minority Whip: Kevin McCarthy <ul><li>Elected in: 2002. </li></ul><ul><li>Re-election: 2013. </li></ul><ul><li>Served 3 terms. </li></ul><ul><li>Political work: Became the first freshman assembly member and the first kern county legislator to hold the post. </li></ul><ul><li>Elected as a trustee, winning 13% more votes than his opponent. </li></ul><ul><li>Father of two children. </li></ul>
  21. 21. House Leader Majority Leader: Steny Hoyer <ul><li>Elected in:1979. </li></ul><ul><li>Re-election:2013. </li></ul><ul><li>Served 5 terms. </li></ul><ul><li>Political work: Former co-chair of the Democratic Steering Committee. </li></ul><ul><li>Previously has served as Deputy Majority Whip. </li></ul><ul><li>Father of 3 children. </li></ul>
  22. 22. House Leader Majority Whip: James E. Clyburn <ul><li>Elected in: Jan 3,1993 </li></ul><ul><li>Re-election: 2013 </li></ul><ul><li>Served 3 terms. </li></ul><ul><li>Political work: One of the 31 in the House who voted to not count the Ohio electoral votes for the presidential election in 2004. </li></ul><ul><li>Second African American and South Carolinian to hold the position. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Current Events States sue to block health care bill <ul><li>Officials from 14 states have filed suit to block the health care bill, arguing that the legislation’s requirement that individuals buy health insurance violates the Constitution. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot; We've got a very conservative Supreme Court, but they're not about to overturn 200 years of Constitutional history and interpretation and declare that the supremacy clause is no longer in effect, &quot; Jillson said. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Current Events Stimulus money for schools $$ <ul><li>Senator proposes to give millions of dollars of stimulus money for schools. </li></ul><ul><li>First of all, we don’t have the funds for that so that will be an unfulfilled promise. </li></ul><ul><li>Second of all, the unions in the schools are getting out of control just like the automobile and steel workers unions have in the past. </li></ul>