10-16 Slides Congress - CONGRESS Today, blacks make up over...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–4. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
CONGRESS Today, blacks make up over 12 % of the nation’s population, but about 9% of the House Seats. Hispanics account for 12% of the nation’s population, but 5% of the House seats Hispanic Representatives are from California, Texas or Florida Districts. Women number more than one-half of the population, they constitute only about 14 percent in the Senate. There are currently 16 women in the Senate
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Home Districts Representatives spend a portion of their time in their District offices. At least 100 days (Usually Fridays) Staff is there all year Involved with the District Community Staff takes needs of constituents and creates Case Work: Services performed by legislators or staff on behalf of individual constitutients Case work often leads to Pork Barrel legislation. Pork Barrel: Legislation designed to benefit only the district that the legislator represents.
Background image of page 2
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D) Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D)
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 4
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course HIST/POLS 1301/2301 taught by Professor Drbrown/prof.alexander during the Spring '08 term at Dallas Baptist.

Page1 / 9

10-16 Slides Congress - CONGRESS Today, blacks make up over...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 4. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online