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Congress and The Capitol Building Congress and The Capitol Building

Congress of the United States House of Representatives Article 1, Section 1 Senate 435 Congress of the United States House of Representatives Article 1, Section 1 Senate 435 Representatives 100 Senators Based on State Populations 2 from each state 2 years Length of Term 6 years Entire House elected every 2 years When Elected One third of Senate elected every 2 years At least 25 years old Required Age At least 30 years old U. S. citizen at least 7 years Citizenship U. S. citizen at least 9 years Resident of the state where elected Legal Residence Resident of the state where elected $174, 000 Salary $174, 000 5 years (50 -20) Vested 5 years (50 -20)

Comparative Salaries for Members of Congress, Supreme Court Justices, and the President • • Comparative Salaries for Members of Congress, Supreme Court Justices, and the President • • President Vice President Speaker of the House Majority & Minority Leaders House/Senate Members & Delegates Chief Justice, Supreme Court Associate Justices, Supreme Court $400, 000 $227, 300 $223, 500 $193, 400 $174, 000 $217, 400 $208, 100

General Information of Congress • • The terms of both Senators from a particular General Information of Congress • • The terms of both Senators from a particular State are so arranged that they do not terminate at the same time. One elected first: Senior(PA=Bob Casey D) One elected second: Junior(PA=Patrick Toomey R) If a Senator dies or resigns during the term, the governor of the state must call a special election or the governor may appoint one until the next election.

General Information of Congress • • Congress assembles in January, a session lasts one General Information of Congress • • Congress assembles in January, a session lasts one year. In the House of Representatives there are non-voting members from: Puerto Rico, District of Columbia, Samoa, Guam, and Virgin Islands. The chief function of Congress is to make laws. Representatives from Indiana county: Bill Shuster(R)

Meet the Average Congressperson CONGRESS 1. Average Age: 2. Male: 3. Female: 4. Non-white: Meet the Average Congressperson CONGRESS 1. Average Age: 2. Male: 3. Female: 4. Non-white: 5. College Educated: 6. Occupation: Lawyers Business 57 81. 5% 18. 5% 15% 95% 41%, 36% U. S. Average 1. Average Age: 2. Male: 3. Female: 4. Non-white: 5. College educated: 35 49% 51% 24%

Congressional Breakdown Congressional Breakdown

Minorities in Congress Minorities in Congress

Why Run For Congress? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Salary: $174, 000(42, Why Run For Congress? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Salary: $174, 000(42, 000) Tax deduction on 2 residences Paid staff, limit 18, Member Representational Allowance approx. $1. 2 million, covers related expenses. Travel, phone, newsletter allowance Health and life insurance, pension Free medical care, parking, meal money Free recreational facilities

The Benefits of Congress : 1. 2. 3. 4. Use of a car (HR The Benefits of Congress : 1. 2. 3. 4. Use of a car (HR only), gas, general maintenance, insurance, registration fees and excess mileage charges all paid for. Food and beverage for meetings Average number of work days per year = 103 Holidays: 6 days Memorial Day, Month August recess, 2 -week April recess, Week off in Feb. , March, and July.