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United States Congress

Senators:Daniel Coats (R)Joe Donnelly (D)Representatives: Peter Visclosky (D)Jackie Walorski (R)Marlin Stutzman (R)Todd Rokita (R)Susan Brooks (R)Luke Messer (R)Andre Carson (D)Larry Bucshon (R)Todd Young (R)

Indiana Congressmen

Congressional Seats

- 100 Senators- 435 Representatives


- Representatives serve for 2 years- Senators serve for 6 years


As of 2010, both Senators and Representatives make an average of $174,000/year


United States Congress

- Pure Food and Drug Act (1906): prohibited the manufacture, sale, or shipment of impure or falsely labeled food and drugs- Social Security Act (1935): established benefit system for the general welfare- Civil Rights Act (1964): outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin

For House of Representatives:- At least 25 years old- U.S. citizen for at least 7 years- Must be residents of the state in which they are runningFor Senate:- At least 30 years old- U.S. citizen for at least 9 years- Must be a resident of the state in which they are running

Senate:- Each state gets two representatives regardless of sizeHouse of Representatives:- Each state is guranteed one- Additional representatives are added based on population

Congressional Requirements

Representation of States

Important Legislation

- James Madison: first representative to be elected President- Jeannette Rankin: first woman elected to Congress- William N. Hatcher: cast 18,401 consecutive votes

Important Congressmen


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