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Representation in Congress
The First Congress March 4, 1789 to March 3, 1791 Federal Hall in NYC – Site of the first, two meetings of Congress Congress Hall in Philadelphia – Site of the third session of Congress Capital of the U.S. from 1790 – The First Congress
Capitol Building Construction of the U.S. Capitol began in In November 1800, the U.S. Congress met in the first completed portion, the north wing. In the 1850s, major extensions to the North and South ends of the Capitol were authorized. The U.S. Capitol Visitor Center - located underground on the east side of the Capitol so as not to detract from the appearance of the Capitol and the grounds designed by Frederick Law Olmsted in
Each State = 2 Seats “Upper House” Whole state votes for both seats 9 Year Resident, 30 years old, State Resident 1/3 of Senate up for reelection ever 2 years Gradual replacement More continuity 6 year terms
Current Majority: Democratic
SENATE: 100 SEATS President of the Senate Joseph Biden (D-DE) President Pro Tempore Patrick Leahy (D-VT) Votes Cast By Senate Presidents - Who's Cast the Most Tie-Breakers?
WISCONSIN’S SENATORS Ron Johnson Since 2011 Republican Was CEO of PACUR before being elected to Congress.
WISCONSIN’S SENATORS Tammy Baldwin Democrat Since 2013 Served in the House of Representatives before becoming a Senator. First woman elected to Congress from Wisconsin.
435 seats 2 Year Term 7 yr US citizen, 25 yrs old, state resident WI has 8 seats
SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE John Boehner (R-OH) 3 rd in line for President Chosen by Majority Party
Current Majority: Republican Break-Out of Congressional Seats Break-Out of Congressional Seats
Apportionment WI has 8 seats Voting by district – only vote for the one rep responsible for your area MOST = CA LEAST = Alaska, Delaware, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, Wyoming (1) Apportionment Video
Wisconsin lost a seat after the 2010 census.
Interactive Map of U.S. Congressional Districts
WHO REPRESENTS YOU? Only One Represents you! Gwen Moore Democrat Wisconsin District 4 Gwen Moore Thomas E. Petri Republican Wisconsin District 6 Thomas E. Petri Representative Look Up by Zip Code
RED (R = 5 seats) BLUE (D = 3 seats)
Are you really represented? represented approximately 200, – represents approximately 700,000 Proportionally…. 1,500 members to match the representation of ,000 to match the ration the founders awarded themselves.