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Congress 2/18/2010 Announcements z Reading for Tuesday – Start chapter 6 z Paper A Representation z Sociological representation z Agency representation
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What % of members of Congress are women? 1234 0% 0% 0% 0% 1. 7% 2. 17% 3. 27% 4. 37% % Women in Congress What % of members of Congress are African Americans? 0% 0% 0% 0% 1. 3% 2. 8% 3. 14% 4. 22%
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% African Americans in Congress % Latinos in Congress % Lawyers in Congress
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Should Congress be more representative? 123 0% 0% 0% 1. YES! 2. It would be nice. 3. It’s not a problem. Institutional Development z Issues: – Information – Work load – Decision-making z Solutions – Political Parties – Committees Political Parties z Developed in 1 st Congress z Stable coalitions – Simplify decision-making – Maximize success z More successful when cohesive – Party leadership Incentives
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Leadership in the House Majority Party z Speaker of the House z Majority Leader z Majority Whip Minority Party z Minority Leader z Minority Whip
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This note was uploaded on 06/06/2011 for the course POLI 201 taught by Professor Briggs during the Spring '08 term at South Carolina.

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Congress2 - Congress 2/18/2010 Announcements Reading for...

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