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Congress. Formal Qualifications House of Reps Age: 25 Citizenship: 7 years Residency: Live in State you Represent Size: 435 members Term Length: 2 years.

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1 Congress

2 Formal Qualifications House of Reps Age: 25 Citizenship: 7 years Residency: Live in State you Represent Size: 435 members Term Length: 2 years Senate Age: 30 Citizenship: 9 years Residency: Live in state you represent Size: 100 members Term Length: 6 years

3 Leadership of Congress House: Speaker Senate: President of Senate Senate: President Pro Tempore Both: Majority and Minority Leaders Both: Whips

4 Congressional Pay Average Members $174,000 Leadership Speaker: $223,500 Majority/Minority Leader:$193,400

5 Congressional Elections House of Representatives –Single member districts Senate –Statewide elections – 17 th Amendment allowed for popular voting for senators

6 Demographics Members under the age of 40 –20 Over the age of 70 –78 Most common age group – –187 members

7 Gender Men –443 Women –93

8 Race White –458 African America –42 Hispanic –25

9 Backgrounds Education –95% of all members of congress have college degrees Most common degrees –Law –MBA 27 Representatives and one senator have no degree beyond high school 269 members served in state or territorial legislatures 38 members have been mayors Seven members were involved in music, film, or sports –Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (Sen. Jim Bunning) – National Football League quarterback (Rep. Heath Shuler).

10 Committees HOUSE –http://www.house.gov/http://www.house.gov/ SENATE –http://www.senate.gov/http://www.senate.gov

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