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Congress in Action

Requirements for Congressmen

Senators Dan Coats (R) Joe Donnelly (D)

Congress in Action

This is the local map!

Current Salary:$174,000 per year

Representatives Peter J. Visclosky (D) Jackie Walorski (R) Marlin Stutzman (R) Todd Rokita (R) Susan W. Brooks (R) Luke Messer (R) Andre Carson (D) Larry Bucshon (R) Todd Young (R)


House of Representatives-at least 25 years old-U.S. Citizen for at least 7 years-resident of a state (doesn't have to be districtthey represent)

Senate-at least 30 years old-U.S. Citizen for at least 9 years -citizen of the state they represent

Total Rep.'s: 435 Total Senators: 100

Map of Representatives

Senators: 6 yearsRepresentatives: 2 years(or 4 years for AL,LA,ND,MS,MD)


Sworn in on January 3

How They Represent

SenateEach state elects 2 Senators

RepresentativesAfter each census, the number of representatives per state are proportioned based off of each population

1862 Morrill ActSenator Justin Smith Morrill, R-Vermont, created the land-grant college and university system in the United States, and opened up higher education to the working class. The Morrill Act provided Federal lands to any state or territory that agreed to establish at least one college which would teach the science of agriculture, mechanical, and practical industrial skills

Senator Justin Smith Morrill

1956 Federal Interstate Highway ActRepresentative George Fallon, D-Maryland, was convinced that a national highway system was necessary to create a thriving economy and full employment in the U.S. He was the force behind the Federal Highway Act which provided the largest expenditure of public funds ever authorized for a national road building program to create an interstate highway system. The Interstate Highway System has since grown to over 46,000 miles of interstate.

Representative George Fallon

Civil Rights Act of 1964outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. It ended unequal application of voter registration requirements and racial segregation in schools, at the workplace and by facilities that served the general public.

Affordable Care Actaka "ObamaCare"Enacted with the goals of increasing the quality and affordability of health insurance, lowering the uninsured rate by expanding public and private insurance coverage, and reducing the costs of healthcare for individuals and the government. It introduced a number of mechanisms—including mandates, subsidies, and insurance exchanges—meant to increase coverage and affordability.

Famous Legislation

Through legislative debate and compromise, the U.S. Congress makes laws that influence our daily lives. It holds hearings to inform the legislative process, conducts investigations to oversee the executive branch, and serves as the voice of the people and the states in the federal government. It is the only branch directly elected by the people, and shares continental power with the executive and judicial branches of the government.




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