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  • 1. Government Assignment John Thorn Scott Kersey Jeremy Black

2. Age of Congress Members 3. Marital Status 4. Gender 5. Religion 6. Ethnicity 7. Occupational Background 8. Occupational Background 9. Congressional Session

  • This 111 thcongressional session is in its first session which lasts from January 6 th - October 30 2009.

10. Senators From Texas

          • Sen. John Cornyn
          • Elected 2002
          • Served 1 term
          • Up for re-election 2015
          • District Judge, TX supreme court, TXAttorney General
          • Texas
          • Owns several firearms hunts as often as he can

11. Senators From Texas

        • Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison
        • Elected in 1993
        • Served 3 terms
        • Up for re-election 2012
        • TX House, TX treasurer
        • Texas
        • First woman to represent TX

12. District 6 13. The Senate 14. President of the Senate

  • Joseph R. Biden Jr. (Delaware)
  • Elected in 1973
  • Served six terms
  • Up for re-election 2012
  • Worked as Democrat for New Castle County Council

15. President Pro Tempore

  • Robert C. Byrd (West Virginia)
  • Worked in West Virginia House and West Virginia Senate
  • Elected in 1959
  • Served one term from 2007 to 2011

16. Majority Leader

  • Harry Reid (Nevada)
  • Worked in Nevada Assembly
  • Elected in 2005
  • Re election 2011

17. Assistant Majority Leader

  • Richard Durbin (Illinois)
  • Worked in U.S. House
  • Elected in 2005
  • Two terms from 2005to 2011

18. Minority Leader

  • Mitch McConnell (Kentucky)
  • Worked as Jefferson Co. Judge Executive
  • Elected in 2007
  • One term 2007 - 2011

19. Assistant Minority Leader

  • Jon Kyl (Arizona)
  • Worked in U.S. House
  • Elected in 1994
  • One term 2007 - 2011

20. House Leaders 21. Speaker of the House

  • Nancy Pelosi (Maryland)
  • No prior elected office
  • Elected in 2006
  • One term 2007 - 2011

22. Minority Leader

  • John Boehner (Ohio)
  • Worked in Ohio House
  • Elected in 2006
  • One term 2007 - 2011

23. Minority Whip

  • Eric Cantor (Virginia)
  • Worked in Virginia assembly (1992-2001)
  • Elected in 2008

24. Majority Leader

  • Steny Hoyer (New York)
  • Worked in Maryland Senate
  • Elected in 2006
  • One term 2007 - 2011

25. Majority Whip

  • James Clyburn (South Carolina)
  • Worked in South Carolina human affairs commissioner (1974-1992)
  • Elected in 2008
  • One term 2007 - 2011

26. Current Events 27. Many Billsbut Few Laws

  • Ata recent Congressional session nearly 15,000 bills were proposed, but less than 6% of those were passed into laws.

28. Link to Brain Cancer

  • Congress is being urged to look into and possibly take action on the thought of cell phones possibly being a link to brain cancer. The same kind of link that smoking has to lung cancer.

29. Tax Cut

  • Recently, a $787 billion stimulus bill was passed in an effort rush government spending in order cut taxes to help with the recession that is currently taking place.

30. Steroid Use

  • Congress is now taking interest in baseball and discussing the fact and problem of professional baseball players using illegal steroids.