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Congressional Organizer, p. 52 Complete each heading from 6. 1 -6. 2: Explain how Size is determined Describe Leadership Explain how seats are apportioned Outline the Qualifications for members Explain how Size is determined Describe how Elections Work What is the Term of office Outline the Qualifications for members
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Congressional Organizer Page 52 Size # based on state population by the Census every 10 years. The 435 seats are reapportioned. Leader Speaker of the House chosen by majority party Paul Ryan is current Speaker (R) Election Term Info Serve 2 -yr All 435 elected each terms-no limit term by district. on times Some state’s have gerrymandering. Qualifications Must be 25, 7 -yr. Citizen & State resident. Leader The Vice President is the President of the Senate…Joe Biden is current President (D) Size Each state has 2 Senators, for a total of 100. Pro Tempore is Orin Election Hatch (R). Info 1/3 elected every 2 Term years by the state. 17 th Serve 6 -yr Amendment allows for terms-no limit election of Senators on times Qualifications Must be 30, 9 -yr. Citizen & State resident.
Notes on Congress, p. 53 • This is the 114 th Congress, 2 nd session. • Term is a 2 -year meeting of Congress. • There are 2 sessions per term. • Congress meets on Capitol Hill in the Capitol Building.
Notes on the House • NC has 13 Congressional districts. • Currituck County is in the 3 rd District. • Walter B. Jones, Jr. is our Representative. He is a Republican. • The Republicans are the majority party. • Paul Ryan (R) is the Speaker of the House.
Redistricting Issues • After each census, the HOR reapportions (re-divides) the 435 seats. Then, state legislatures redistrict (redraws) the lines. • Some districts have been gerrymandered (districts are drawn to benefit the party in power). Methods: Packing & Cracking • Wesbury v. Sanders (equal population, one person/one vote) and Baker v. Carr (compact and contiguous) limit gerrymandering. NC just lost their case!
NC’s “Gerrymandered” Congressional Districts
NC’s New Proposed Congressional Districts
Notes on the Senate • NC’s Senior Sen. is Richard Burr (R). Our Junior Sen. is Thom Tillis (R). • The Republicans are the majority party. • Senate Pro Tempore is Orrin Hatch (R). Senate Majority Leader is Mitch Mc. Connell. Senate Minority Leader is Harry Reid.
Leaders in Congress, Page 54 • HOR – Speaker of House – Majority & Minority Leaders – Majority & Minority Whips • How do they get their jobs? • What do they do? • Senate – Pres. Of Senate – Pro Tempore – Majority & Minority Leaders – Majority & Minority Whips • How do they get their jobs? • What do they do?