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Congress by Mind Map: Congress

1. House

1.1. 100 members

1.2. Must be 30

1.3. U.S. Citizen for 9 years

1.4. Live in the state where you are running

1.5. 6 year term

1.6. follow a complex set of rules, try to move legislation quickly most work is done in committees on the floor, Republicans sit on the right, Democrats on the left, majority party picks the leaders and appoints chairman of the committees

2. Senate

2.1. 435 members

2.2. Must be 25 years old

2.3. U.S. Citizen for at least 7 years

2.4. Live in the state and district where you are running

2.5. 2 year term

2.6. fewer rules and more formal atmosphere compared to house make certain all senators have maximum freedom to express their ideas may debate on a topic for weeks or even months

3. Senate Leadership

3.1. President of the Senate

3.1.1. VicePresident Joe Biden

3.1.2. only votes in a tie (doesn’t debate) May not take part in debates

3.2. President Pro Tempore

3.2.1. Orinn Hatch

3.2.2. lected leader that presides when the VP is not present- from the Majority Party

3.3. Senate Whips

3.3.1. responsible for counting heads and rounding up party members for votes and quorum calls, and they occasionally stand in for the majority or minority leaders in their absence

3.4. Minority Leader

3.4.1. The party leaders meet frequently with the president and with the leaders of the House of Representatives. The majority leader also greets foreign dignitaries visiting the Capitol

3.5. Minority Whips

3.5.1. same as majority whip

4. House Leadership

4.1. Speaker of the House

4.1.1. Paul Ryan

4.1.2. head of the majority party in the House of Representatives

4.1.3. representing constituents as a Member of Congress

4.1.4. serving as leader of the majority political party in the House

4.2. Majority Leader

4.2.1. Kevin McCarthy

4.2.2. Plans parties legislative program, guides important bills through elected by their party floor, leader of their party

4.3. Whips

4.3.1. Steve Scalise

4.3.2. assistant floor leaders for their party, persuade party members to vote a certain way

4.4. Minority Leader

4.4.1. Nancy Pelosi

4.4.2. same as majority

4.5. Minority Whip

4.5.1. Steny Hoyer

4.5.2. same as whip

5. House of Reps Representative

5.1. Robert E. Latta

5.1.1. From Bluffton Ohio, Lives in Bowling Green Ohio

5.1.2. Served for 5 terms

5.1.3. committees He serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee He is Vice-Chairman of the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, as well as a member of the Subcommittees on Energy and Power and Environment and the Economy

5.1.4. serves as a Deputy Whip and Co-Chair of the Congressional Propane Caucus

6. Senate Representatives

6.1. Rob Portman

6.1.1. From Cincinnati

6.1.2. Committees Finance Committee, Committee On Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs, Energy And Natural Resources Committee, and Committee On The Budget

6.1.3. Chairman of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations

6.1.4. Serving since 2010

6.2. Sherrod Brown

6.2.1. From Mansfield

6.2.2. Committees banking committee, senate committee on finance, Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee, Senate Veterans Affairs Committee

6.2.3. Serving since 2007

6.2.4. serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Jobs, Rural Economic Growth and Energy Innovation