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There has been less change in the occupational backgrounds of the representatives and senators

There has been less change in the occupational backgrounds of the representatives and senators

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There has been less change in the occupational backgrounds of the representatives  and senators. Many legislators are lawyers or businesspeople, or they have made a  career of political life.  Once elected to office, members of Congress represent their constituents in different  ways. Some consider themselves delegates, obligated to vote the way the majority of  the people in their districts want. A congressperson or senator who takes this position  makes every effort to stay in touch with voter public opinion through questionnaires or  surveys and frequent trips back home. Others see themselves as trustees who, while  taking the views of their constituents into account, use their own best judgment or their  conscience to vote. President John Quincy Adams, who served ten terms in the House 
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