Congress in Action

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Congress in Action

Congress In Action

Famous Congressman1) Henry Clay was a 19th century U.S. politician who severed as a secretary of state under President John Quincy Adams. A distinguished political leader whose influence extended across both houses of Congress and to the White house. He was elected Speaker on his first day as Congressman, 2) William H Natcher, a Congressman from Kentucky. He was elected as Democrat to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1953 from 2nd District. He cast 18,401 consecutive roll-call votes between 1953 and 1994 never missing a single role call vote over his whole career.

Who, What, Why?Congress is the national legislative body of a nation, especially of a republic. It consists of two houses: the Senate and the House of Representatives. The Congress meets in the Capitol of Washington D.C. Both Representatives and Senators are chosen thourghg direct election. Congress allows different opinions get the results to their concern that they want. This is so that not just one person is making the decisons.

California is the state with the most Representatives. Alaska & Delaware are the 2 with the leastRepresentatives.

U.S. Senators; Dan Coats, Joe Donnelly. U.S. Representatives; Peter Visclosky, Jakie Walorski, Marlin Stutzman, etc. Total # of U.S. Senators: 100 Total # of U.S. Representatives: 435

I WANT TO BE A CONGRESSMAN! You must be:1) 25 years old to be in the House of Representatives, 30 years old to be a Senator.2) a U.S. citizen for 7 years old to be in the House of Representatives and 9 years to be a Senator.3) Live in the districe which they represent.

How are States Represented?There are 435 seats in House. Every 10 years, after the census, they are appointed to each state based on population. The Senate is very easy, each state gets two senators that are elected. Term Lengths:Senate - two years or fours yearsRepresentative - two to four yearsHow Much Do They Get Paid?174,000 per year!

Famous Laws Congress Has Passed!Civil Rights Act of 1964 Voting Rights Act of 1965Brown v. The Board of Education.


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