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PSCI paper 3 - PSCI 1011 Paper #3 October 16, 2007 To...

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PSCI 1011 Paper #3 October 16, 2007 To better my understanding of The United States Congress, I researched the biographies of the Democratic and Republican leaders of the Senate and of the House of Representatives, including the Senate’s President Pro Tempore and the Speaker of the House. By learning the politics and backgrounds of these individuals, I feel I better understand the diversity in today’s congress. While researching the leaders of Congress, I found similar and expected patterns throughout their biographies. The Vice President of the United States is the president of the Senate, yet his services are only rendered ceremonially and for breaking ties, so presiding duty is generally given to the most senior senator of the majority party, called the President pro tempore. The president Pro Tempore of Senate is Robert C. Byrd, a Democrat from West Virginia. Known for his defense of the Constitution and Senate’s institutions, he has spent his senatorial career focusing on education, employment, and health care expansions. As the Democratic Party currently holds the majority of seats in the Senate, the Majority Leader of the Senate is Democrat Harry Reid of Nevada. Noted for his commitment to the businesses and families of Nevada, he has fought to secure
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This essay was uploaded on 03/18/2009 for the course PSCI 1101 taught by Professor Juenke,eri during the Fall '07 term at Colorado.

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